Farmers' Market Products
All of the fresh fruits and vegetables in our farmers' market are brought to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crops. While the diversity of climate and growing areas in California allow for an incredible diversity of farm-fresh products to be available throughout the year, the fruits and vegetables the farmers harvest and that you will in the market changes with the seasons. Choose an item from the list at the left to learn more about some of the products in season now.
This week's featured product is Mushrooms.
Whether sautéing, roasting, grilling, or boiling, mushrooms' unique textures and flavors are delectable and nutritious additions to any meal. Mushrooms are actually the fruiting bodies of an undergrond organism called mycelium, which form symbotic relationships with plants and contribute to a healthy ecosystem.
Common market varieties of mushrooms include the cultivated white button, cremini, portabello, shitake, and oyster, as well as the wild-foraged chanterelle and porcini. Store mushrooms in your refrigerator crisper where they benefit from cool air circulation and keep from drying-out.
Click here to find producers growing mushrooms.
Click here to find recipes using mushrooms.
One serving of mushrooms is 1 cup, whole.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata.