SCM Winter CSA
Sporadical City Mushrooms is super excited to offer our mushroom loving locals a limited number of Winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships.
Each fortnight you can come to the Alphington farm to receive a 250gm or 500g mixed box of freshly harvested Pleurotus Ostreatus & Pulmonarus (Oyster mushrooms) including Winter whites, Tan, Monster blues, Shimeji, Greys and Phoenix.
You will also have access to a free farm tour taking place mid-winter and on-site purchasing of specialty items such as our 100% plant-based ‘Umami Bomb’ XO sauce, ‘Heavenly - melt in your mouth’ Mushroom Confit, Soothing Smoked Mushroom broth, and, if you have a little home veggie patch, our soil loving Mycelium mulch.
We are a small farm and managing energy and quality while minimising waste is important to us. A CSA allows us to produce what we need within a reasonable threshold while providing you with the freshest delicacies you just won't find anywhere else.
Featured winter mushies
Winter whites - Snow white in colour and a milder flavour, this is a fairly dense mushroom that holds up well in stir frys or omelettes. They absorb flavours well whilst maintaining their own earthy characteristics.
Tans - Tan Oyster mushrooms have a very subtle anise flavour which makes them work really well in Asian cooking, particularly fragrant curries and noodle salads.
Shimeji Oyster - Shimeji mushrooms are known for their intense umami flavour, delivering savoury, nutty tones to your dishes. They go particularly well with soft tofu and can have a slight crunchy texture. They are also very delicious pan-fried and tossed through a salad.
Monster Blues - Glorious to look at and just as tasty, Monster blues are delicious on a veggie kebab or tossed through pasta. They also make a delicious stock base for a hearty wintery soup.
Greys - Grey oyster mushrooms lend themselves well to a garlicky pan-fry and make a fantastic toast topper for a special Sunday breakfast (or any day that you are lucky enough to have these in your fridge).
Phoenix - Mild and sweet with dense flesh, these oyster mushrooms pair well with fish and suit lighter dishes like risotto or brothy soups.
Farm pick up only - Fortnightly 12pm - 5.30pm Tuesday. 2 Wingrove St Alphington.