Local Mushrooms

I was shopping to make a mushroom risotto the other day and came across this in my local HyVee:

After talking about the importance of local food systems and waiting for the NewBo City Market to open, I was pleasantly surprised to see a local producer of shitake mushrooms. A few more dollars kept in the local economy.

How local are these mushrooms?  Approximately 25 miles.  That’s pretty good.

And remember, this is Iowa.  When the rest of the country got wise to the idea of foraging for food everyone around here looked at each other and said, “You mean, like we have been hunting for morels every spring for generations?” Pretty much.

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