What is a mushroom?
A mushroom is the fleshy fruiting body of a fungal organism. The organism is mostly underground and can be seen as mycelium-a thread-like structure. The mushroom is to mycelium what the apple is to its tree. When conditions are right, a primordial lump forms on the mycelial thread. This lump will eventually "fruit" into a mushroom and aid in the spreading of the fungus' microscopic spores which fall from the mushrooms gills and be carried through the air.
What does this mushroom taste like?
There are many different species of edible mushrooms and each species has distinct flavors and textures. Read more about different mushrooms and their flavors in our Fungipedia.
How long does dried mushrooms keep?
We recommend storing dried mushrooms in the freezer in a sealed, airtight bag where they will keep for at least 1 year. After this point they can start to lose flavor, just like spices and dried herbs.
Do you lead mushroom ID/foraging classes or workshops?
No. If you are interested in learning more about mushrooms and fungi, please visit our page for local mycological societies.