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Celebrating 40 Years of Specialty Mushrooms

*EDIT* The Open House has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Spring due to the fires in our area.   Come join us on October 15th, 2017 as Gourmet Mushrooms celebrates its 40th year of growing some of the nation’s finest specialty mushrooms! As we began preparing for this celebration, we realized that we…

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SOMA Camp

By Justin Reyes Every year in January the Sonoma County Mycological Association (SOMA) hosts it annual Wild Mushroom Camp just outside of Occidental, CA in beautiful Sonoma County.  The three day event is held each year over the 3 day Martin Luther King holiday weekend and features forays, speakers, and workshops covering a range of…

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Erygii Recipes

By: Paul Masuda I would like to share a few Trumpet Royale (Pleurotus eryngii) recipes with you.  I will start off with the quick and easy recipes. The first recipe is a blackened Trumpet Royale recipe.  I happened to watch a cooking show where the chef prepared a Cajun style blackened catfish.  Having never tried…

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The Impending Myco-cultural Revolution, Part 2

By David Law In the last installment of this topic, I highlighted Dr. Foley’s recommendation for farmers to invest in revolutionary agricultural solutions to achieve the following: Incentives for farmers Precision agriculture New crop varieties Drip irrigation Gray water recycling Better tillage practice Smarter diets These objectives resonate closely with my notion of a Myco-cultural…

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Permission to Dream

By Clinton Ginn The possibilities for working with fungi have never been greater. From textiles, medicines, food, environmental remediation, art, and even space exploration, the novel compounds and myriad forms of the fungal kingdom allow for ever increasing novel applications to the context of the modern world. At Gourmet Mushrooms Inc., we continue the work…

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Fungal Fermented Foods

By Chris Bailey The benefits of fermented foods are making headlines more and more these days.  We are encouraged to eat things like yogurt and sauerkraut as probiotics that develop our “good bacteria”.  The term “fermentation” comes from the activity of microbes (the “ferments”) as they digest, multiply and colonize a food.  While most fermented…

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Health Benefits of Morel, Trumpet, and other Fresh Mushrooms

  Article by Pat O’Dell With an overwhelming wealth of information available online, I find it difficult to even begin narrowing down what to report regarding mushroom health and wellness. A few of my favorite references are linked throughout and at the bottom of the article for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the…

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Truffles, Cultivated in Sonoma County, California!

A few years back I remember hearing from a friend in the mushroom world about a freshly planted orchard of truffle trees, or Trufferie, in one of the valleys just outside Santa Rosa.  Excited about the concept I wandered out that way in the hope that I might be able to catch a glimpse of…

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