Mushroom Mania!

August 1st, 2013

shiitake-logsOne of the most commonly found fresh food items in grocery stores are mushrooms. They come in blue plastic trays and make a great addition to salads and a variety of other dishes. People love to eat mushrooms not only for their earthy flavour but also their nutritional benefits. Mushrooms Canada reports that mushrooms are a good source of Vitamin B, minerals, fibre and Vitamin D, all of which our bodies need to be healthy. Mushrooms are also low in calories, making a healthy snack for those on the go.

Have you ever wanted to avoid those pre-packaged mushrooms found at the supermarket and grow your own? You can!  GreenUP Ecology Park is selling logs seeded with shiitake mushrooms which you can take home and grow yourself. Imagine harvesting fresh mushrooms right in your own backyard! The logs are only $20 and will give you a continual supply of fresh mushrooms for the reminder of the growing season. The logs will keep growing mushrooms for up to six years! You can pick up your own log during market hours at the park.


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