December 17, 2012 - 1:24pm
Find button, shiitake, crimini, and portobello mushrooms at the Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market, grown in Escondido by Mountain Meadow Mushrooms and sold at the Kawano Farms booth. Sautee them with garlic and bell peppers from Proios Family Farm or stuff them with sausage from Ochoa Family Chorizo.
SoCal Shrooms has been sending their beautiful pink oyster mushrooms (almost too pretty to eat... almost) to the PB Market with Suzie's Farm. Pick some up and use in any recipe that calls for mushrooms. You can also pick up a "mushroom grow kit"- perfect to give growing a try or give as a gift to your urban-farmer-wannabe friend!
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 your choice of cheeses from Nicolau Farms or Springhill Cheese Company and bella mushrooms to 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!