Just a Fungi
Each year, mushroom growers produce just over 900 million pounds of Agaricus mushrooms in America. To put it in perspective, one acre of land has the potential to yield an impressive 1 million pounds of mushrooms annually –that’s enough mushrooms to fill nearly 4,700 football stadiums or to encircle the globe, mushroom cap to mushroom cap, a staggering 19 times!
Beyond their impressive quantity, mushrooms pack a nutritional punch, offering a medley of powerful nutrients. As a versatile addition to healthy plates, they provide benefits akin to vegetables, as well as qualities commonly found in meat, beans, and grains. In Idaho, you can find blue oyster, bear’s head, black pearl, pink oyster, white elm, and lion’s mane varieties produced by local growers at your local farmers market, favorite grocer, or online.