Sourcing sumar

Asked January 3, 2019, 1:39 PM EST

I have a 110 seat restaurant in Bellaire Michigan. I am trying to find a wholesale commercial source for Rhus typhina, staghorn sumac. All the spice merchants only seem tk have the turkish stuff. I have forged the local stuff and cooked with it. That not a viable commercial option for me however. Any suggestions of known suppliers?

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2 Responses

Hi
This is an interesting question. I'm not sure offhand but will reach out to others to see if anyone is aware of foragers who gather sumac.

Feel free to send me an email directly if you don't hear from me in a couple of days.
thanks!

Rob Sirrine
sirrine@msu.edu

Couple more thoughts
1. Just found this website (this guy may forage what you are looking for): http://www.nomiforager.com/
2. American Spoon may be a good contact as well: https://www.spoon.com/
3. Another option may be to attend this event: http://www.smallfarmconference.com/