October 3, 2012 - 12:28pm
Find button, shiitake, crimini and portobello mushrooms at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market, grown in Escondido by Mountain Meadow Mushrooms and sold at the Kawano Farms booth. Sautee them with garlic from Proios Family Farm, stir-fry them with broccoli from African Sisters’ Farm, or stuff them with sausage from Ochoa Family Chorizo.
Grab a bag of green or yellow string beans from J.R. Organics and make this easy and scrumptious mushroom-and-bean salad. Add some slivered almonds from Hopkins AG for a little crunch!
Use olives from Lisko Imports, your choice of cheeses from Taste Cheese or Springhill Cheese Company and bella mushrooms and whip up this tasty treat: pizza stuffed mushrooms!
These mysterious mycological marvels resisted human efforts to grow them for thousands of years; only in the 1890’s did scientists learn to reliably cultivate agaricus bisporus, the common brown or crimini mushroom. The now familiar white mushroom is descended from a mutant batch of ‘shrooms that popped up on a Pennsylvania farm in 1926, and the shiitake mushroom has only been grown commercially in the United States since the 1980’s.
Pick up some mushrooms today to add a little magic to your meal!