Kaitlin, good story, but you have forgotten the rest of the world south of the equator ! Australia is producing tonnes of Tuber melanosporum (french black truffle) and exporting to USA and Europe from June to August. A very successful event is 'The Truffle Festival' centred on the National Capital Canberra, just south of Sydney, www.trufflefestival.com.au and featuring the world famous chef and fungi connoisseur, Antonio Carluccio, as Patron. Launching on the winter solstice, it promises to be a season long taste of winter magic.
Wayne from Bluefrog Truffles