Mushroom lovers, rejoice! Did you know that there is now an easy way to grow your own organic mushrooms…right from the comforts of your own kitchen? Meet the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Farm! I recently discovered this amazing way to grow mushrooms and I absolutely love it. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry. This kit makes it so easy that you literally can grow the mushrooms without a second thought!
Back to the Roots was started by two guys who were months away from graduation at UC Berkeley. They had heard that you could grow gourmet mushrooms by using recycled coffee grounds and they wanted to give it a try! They loved the idea of how they could turn waste into fresh, local food. They experimented in the kitchen and grew one bucket of oyster mushrooms. With that bucket they decided to become full-time urban mushroom farmers!
And I can see why they did…growing your own mushrooms is a lot of fun! It’s even better when you get to use your harvest in a delicious recipe, like this one:
Coconut Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms
- 3 to 5 Back to the Roots Oyster Mushrooms
- 1 Tbsp organic cold-pressed coconut oil
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Saute the mushrooms with a bit of salt for about 7 minutes. Add the vinegar and saute until it has evaporated. Season with pepper and serve as a nourishing side dish!
Not only are oyster mushrooms yummy, they are loaded with amazing health benefits. They are loaded with amino acids and enzymes to help boost immunity. They are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and most of the mineral salts needed by the body. Oyster mushrooms are extremely healthy and rich, given that one-third of their dry weight is protein. Not only that, they have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. How cool is that?
Learn more about Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom farm by visiting their website and also be sure to like their Facebook page. I know that you will have as much fun growing your own mushrooms as I am! It’s a hoot!