Creating Meat Substitutes with Mushrooms

Gourmet mushrooms are great for meatless meals! Their textures are decidedly “meaty,” and their umami flavor is reminiscent of animal proteins like beef and chicken. They are also more environmentally friendly to produce than animal products. Here’s how to transform some of R&R Cultivation’s most popular gourmet mushroom varieties into a convincing meat substitute.

The Benefits of Buying Farmers Market Mushrooms

The farmers market is a Minnesota summer staple. With dozens of markets throughout the Twin Cities, you’re sure to find one in your neighborhood. Weekend markets in Minneapolis and St. Paul draw the largest crowds, but small suburbs offer weekly or bi-weekly markets seven days a week.

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Umami Flavors

Umami is the taste of glutamate, a naturally occurring substance found in mushrooms, meat, vegetables, and other food groups. As organic mushroom growers, we believe this taste is highly underrated! We know mushrooms are a great source of umami and can really round out the perfect meal. Here are a few facts about this elusive “fifth taste.”

Exploring the Role of Mushrooms Throughout History

Mushrooms have been used as food, medicine, and spiritual aids for centuries. Here’s how our love of edible mushrooms came to be and where this beautiful relationship may be headed in the future.

Storing Your Gourmet Mushrooms

If you won’t be using your gourmet mushrooms for a few days, read our new blog post for strategies to maximize mushroom freshness.

Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

As pet owners, we’re constantly searching the internet before giving our dogs a bit of human food to make sure it’s safe. We know chocolate, grapes, and cooked bones are off-limits for our canine friends, but there are lots of other foods – mushrooms included – that are rarely mentioned in relation to our dogs’ diets.

Enjoy Your Mushroom CSA All Winter Long

R&R Cultivation offers a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly CSA for our customers who want to support local growers, try new mushroom varieties, and reduce their food waste this holiday season.

Easy Fall Breakfast Ideas Using Minnesota Mushrooms

Fall in Minnesota means cooler weather and the end of the summer harvest season. As a result, fall recipes are often warm, hearty, and earthy. Mushrooms fit nicely into these dishes and add delicious flavor to all kinds of stick-to-your-ribs breakfasts. Here are our top 5 breakfast ideas using locally grown, organic Minnesota mushrooms.

5 Myths About Minnesota Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a fascinating, yet often misunderstood food source. As a result, there are many myths about their safety, cultivation, and effects on the body. We know how delicious and healthy gourmet mushrooms can be, so we’ve done the research to disprove 5 common myths about Minnesota Mushrooms.

Mushrooms Can Boost Immune System Health

Many of us would prefer to avoid the “Is it Coronavirus?!?” panic when we wake up with a cough or the sniffles, so it’s important to have a strong immune system when those first winter germs hit. 

Mushrooms Are a Perfect Meat Replacement

While reducing the meat in your diet is an admirable goal, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. It’s important to maintain proper nutrition, and you want to be sure your food still fills you up. Mushrooms are a great way to meet these needs without using meat.

FAQs About Gourmet Minnesota Mushrooms

Many Minnesotans are new to gourmet mushrooms. We’re used to choosing between the three varieties of mushroom you’ll find at the average grocery store without being able to choose the nuanced flavor profile and texture that best suits our needs. 

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Subscribe to our Gourmet Mushroom CSA and save 20%! Customize your CSA with your preferred delivery frequency and mushroom quantity. Each contact-free delivery will contain 3-6 species depending on current availability. Our mushroom CSA makes a wonderful gift!

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