Mad For Mushrooms

This week at the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market, we’ll be Focusing on Mushrooms!

We’re in for an exciting market for this weeks August 10th market!
Not only do we have a mushroom vendor to introduce, Waymac Farms of Lakefield Ontario,.. ***An Update for everyone – Unfortunately our Mushroom vendor could not make it for today’s market. For this weeks ‘focus on mushrooms’ we’re happy to have a representative from the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve visiting. They will be offering information on how to grow your own shiitake mushrooms!

***An Update for everyone – Unfortunately our Mushroom vendor could not make it for today’s market.

Incidently, shiitake mushrooms have been cultivated in both Japan and China for more than 2,000 years.
When fresh, the shiitake offers a rich buttery, and even meaty flavour. When dried, the shiitake offers a smoky rich flavour. The texture not only tastes different from other mushrooms but it also contains a lower water content which accounts for the dense quality and concentrated aroma and flavour. Dried shiitakes are not only affordable but a great addition to many varied recipes. Shiitakes are an obvious choice for Asian cuisine or stir-fries.

More About Mushrooms
Hobby Farms link to: Mushroom Farming
Farmers Market Online: How to grow mushrooms
Cooking @ Love To Know: Types of edible mushrooms
Mushrooms.ca (PDF) – Mushroom production in Canada

Be sure to join us tomorrow at the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market, especially if you’re mad for mushrooms like we are!

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