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  • It’s National Mushroom Month!

    September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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    Have you seen the Mushroom Man?  If not, it’s time you stop by and visit Chris, owner of Mainly Mushrooms.  Chris has been foraging mushrooms for twenty years, after learning the art from a fellow antique dealer.  In 2009, Mainly Mushrooms was born!  We had the chance to talk to him recently to find out more about his passion.  Celebrate National Mushroom Month and try some of Chris’s favorites when you visit the Market on Saturday.

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    What is something most people don’t know about mushrooms?

    Mushrooms are very good for you.  In fact, they are considered a Super Food.  They are rich in antioxidants and are meat without eyes!

    What is your most popular mushroom?

    The Head of the Woods, also known as the Maitake, is my most popular mushroom.  I pick it in the fall, but it is cultivated all year round.

    What is your most unique mushroom?

    The White Truffle from Alba, Italy is my most unique mushroom. It is expensive, but its unique flavor speaks for itself.  The Candy Cap from the Pacific Northwest is also unique.  That one tastes like maple syrup.

    Do you have a great, simple recipe you can share with us?

    This is a good recipe for Maitake or Golden Chanterelle mushrooms. Deglaze a pan with a white wine…sauvignon blanc or reisling..saute mushrooms and add cream.  Pour on top of pan fried chicken.

    What is foraging?

    Foraging is like fishing!

    Where do you forage for mushrooms?

    I do not teach how to forage nor do I reveal secret spots.  I will identify mushrooms if brought to my table.  Photos are not a good way to identify properly.

    Where can we reach you?


    How about interesting facts about mushrooms?

    • Mushrooms are the only fresh fruit or vegetable with Vitamin D.
    • A portabella cap has more potassium per 100 g serving than a banana.
    • Criminis and portabellas are the same mushroom just picked at different times.
    • Kennett Square, PA is considered the mushroom capital of the world.
    • Mushrooms are known for their unami content, meaning “savory” or “meaty” taste.

    How about scrumptious tips/ideas for mushrooms?

    • Add mushrooms and spinach to your eggs at breakfast.
    • Marinate button mushrooms in a vinaigrette – in fridge for up to two days –  for a delicious appetizer.
    • Freeze sauteed mushrooms  - they will keep for up to one month.
    • Try swapping diced mushrooms for a portion of ground meat.
    • Top a baked potato with mushrooms and herbs.


    Recipes for you to try!

    Looking for a simple, yet delicious recipe?  Try Marinated Grilled Mushrooms.

    Or check out this recipe for Mushroom Tacos.

    If all of this mushroom talk inspires you, check out this site, Mushroom Info, dedicated to mushrooms.  You will discover even more tidbits and recipes to satisfy you!

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  • Saying Goodbye to Summer…

    September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

    We all know the signs. The days become shorter. The nights become cooler. School buses crowd the roads. Here in Pennsylvania, we are able to experience and enjoy this change in seasons. Although we must say goodbye to summer and its bountiful fruit and vegetables, it also is a time to welcome […]

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  • Founder’s Day at the Market!

    August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

    This Founder’s Day, August 24th, the Lansdale Farmers’ Market has invited experts from the Montgomery County Office of the Penn State Extension to share their knowledge of canning, cooking and preserving. Join us to learn how to make the most of the summer harvest and preserve your favorite market produce to enjoy all winter! Master […]

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  • Thank You!

    July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Thank you to everyone who visited the market to participate in our food drive for Manna on Main Street! We are so proud of our fantastic customers for their generous donations, and our loyal vendors who donated the units of matching produce. In addition to 10 bins of non-perishable food items collected for Manna’s kitchen and shelves, the […]

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  • Food Drive with a Twist!

    July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

    This Saturday, July 13th, the Lansdale Farmers’ Market is hosting a food drive to benefit our friends at Manna on Main Street! For each customer who brings a non-perishable donation, the Market will match that contribution with a unit of fresh produce. Double the impact of your donation and help feed families in need in […]

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