Local Highlight - Mountain Meadow Mushrooms
This week’s local highlight is mushrooms from Mountain Meadow Mushrooms.
Mountain Meadow Mushrooms is located in Escondido, CA so they only have to travel 115 miles to get to Oxy. E in 1952, Mountain Meadow Mushrooms (MMM) is currently growing and shipping 100,000 pounds of mushrooms per week.
Growing mushrooms is a complex process that starts with creating the perfect compost mixture. Of the 63-day production cycle, 25 days are devoted to producing the compost soil. This process requires constant attention because the piles must be heated, cooled, watered, and turned on a daily basis. The mushrooms are grown in this nutrient-rich soil in small beds located in dark, temperature-controlled rooms. When they are fully grown, the mushrooms are handpicked and shipped to the local community the very same day. Find these mushrooms throughout the MP!
Other Local/Organic Items:
Tuesday: Chef’s Corner Lunch – Local MMM on Pizzas
Pasta to Order – Local MMM
Chef’s Corner Dinner – 100% Natural Mary’s Chicken Tenders
Wednesday: Homestyle Lunch- Local/Organic Tofu w/ Organic Brown Rice
Sautee Station - All - Organic Potato Bar
Homestyle Dinner – Local Collards and Tomatoes
Thursday Organic Bar - Local/Organic Heirloom Potatoes, Organic Spinach, Local Fennel
Organic Salad Items: Salad Bar - Organic tomatoes, spring mix, tofu, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette, local lemons and salsa
Fruit Stand- Local/Organic Apples, Local Persimmons
Bakery- Organic strawberries
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor