Thursday in the City- Mushrooms


I love to walk around the Ferry Building. The building is amazing. The Bay is amazing. The food is AMAZING! One of my favorite places there is Far West Fungi. They have a wonderful selection of mushrooms. Most of them I have never seen before in the wild and certainly not in the grocery store. They have so many California wild mushrooms as well as others from around the world; both dried and fresh. Some of their other products include, truffle oils and butter, dressings, sauces, medicinals and ice cream. Yummers. I have even seen Fiddlehead ferns there. (Don’t know what to do with those yet. But it is on my list.)

Far West Fungi, originally uploaded by earthtoandrea.


The below Wild Mushroom Calender was taken from www.farwestfungi.com. You can find when your favorite mushrooms are in season and go stock up. You can even pick up a small growing log kit and grow your own! What kitchen doesn’t need one of those?

For more information like nutritional values, what the farm is like, fungi facts, etc. check out the above links to get you started.

Growing mushrooms, originally uploaded by Lauren Hoernlein.

Wild Mushroom Calendar

Winter
January
February
March
Black Truffle
Black Truffle
Black Truffle
Black Trumpet
Black Trumpet
Black Trumpet
Chanterelle
Hedgehog
Fairy Ring
Hedgehog
Yellowfoot
Morels
Yellowfoot
Spring
April
May
June
Black Trumpet
Fairy Ring
Black Trumpet
Porcini
Morels
Fairy Ring
Coral Mushroom
Puffball
Morels
Fairy Ring
St. Georges
Porcini
Morels
Puffball
Puffball
St. George
Alpine Waxy Cap
Butter Bolete
Summer
July
August
September
Black Trumpet
Chanterelle
Chanterelle
Porcini
Chicken of the Woods
Chicken of the Woods
Chanterelle
Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Chicken of the Woods
Honey Mushrooms
Hen of the Woods
Lobster
Lobster
Honey Mushrooms
Morels
Lobster
Fairy Ring
Matsutake
Summer Truffle
Butter Bolete
Fall
October
November
December
Black Trumpet
Black Truffle
Black Truffle
Blewit
Black Trumpet
Black Trumpet
Blue Chanterelle
Blewit
Cauliflower
Cauliflower
Cauliflower
Porcini
Porcini
Porcini
Chanterelle
Chanterelle
Chanterelle
Hedgehog
Chicken of the Woods
Hedgehog
Matsutake
Fried Chicken
Yellowfoot
White Truffle
Hedgehog
Matsutake
Yellowfoot
Hen of the Woods
Fairy Ring
Manzanite Bolete
Matsutake
Pigs Ear
Beefsteak Fungus
Fairy Ring
White Truffle
Hawk Wing
Puffball
White Truffle
Wine Cap
Yellowfoot

If you love mushrooms, an inexpensive way to get them is to just grow your own. You can also start your own larger mushroom logs in your back yard! Watch this short instructional video that shows how to inoculate a log with spore plugs. Shitake sushi anyone?


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