My luck did not stop there. Did you know that mushrooms are cultivated throughout the Gulf south? True story! What that means is that I don't have to look far to find locally grown shiitakes, portobellos, buttons, and even more exotic varieties. Joy!
How far is not far? Well they're practically everywhere: at the farmer's markets, at the Whole Foods, and even at the Rouse's! Mushrooms galore wherever fresh produce is to be found. You can also join a foraging group at City Park to find all manner of delicious fungus. (Just don't do it without the proper info - eating the wrong mushrooms is usually a bad idea!)
Happy mushrooming y'all!
|Local shiitakes at the farmer's market|
|Louisiana and Mississippi mushrooms at Rouse's|
|Texas mushrooms in bulk at the Uptown Whole Foods|
|DO NOT EAT THESE MUSHROOMS THEY ARE PEOPLE!!! (c) Disney Megacorp Inc.|