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Following the tenets of organic farming, we proudly grow three varieties of mushrooms available year round, certified 100% organic, including: Portabella, Crimini (aka Baby Bella), and White Button. We also grow Shiitake and Oyster without any chemicals or sprays, but are not certified organic.
We plant on a 14-day cycle to allow a continuous harvest of high quality mushrooms for our much-appreciated clientele.
The mushrooms grow in 35 ton batches of compost, produced on the farm using agricultural waste products. It is a combination of stable bedding, poultry litter, agricultural gypsum, spent distillers or brewer?s grain. The compost is pasteurized during the mushroom growing process, making it free of weeds. No chemicals, pesticides or growth enhancers are used in the production of our mushrooms or other produce, ensuring it is some of the cleanest food available.
The myth you?ve heard that mushrooms provide no nutritional value is simply that?a myth. Mushrooms are an excellent source of B and D vitamins, riboflavin and niacin, and fiber.
Not to mention, mushrooms are also virtually fat free! Not a fruit lover? A large portabella mushroom (3-4 oz serving) contains as much potassium as a banana. Mushrooms contain compounds to boost your immune system and have been shown to possess cancer-fighting properties. Some varieties are even linked to low blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
In fact, according to Dietary Guidlines for Americans 2005, many Americans are not getting enough potassum. Mushrooms have nearly 300 milligrams of potassium in each serving (about 3.5 oz). Mushrooms also offer essential nutrients including, copper and B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid, plus antioxidants selenium and ergothioneine. Additionally, one serving provides all this nutrition with only 20 calories and zero grams of fat!
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