Local Highlight - Mushrooms
Week of May 5th
Mushrooms from 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. Mountain Meadow Mushrooms was established in 1952, and is currently the largest mushroom producer in the county, 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 on the Salad Bar!
Other Local/Organic Items:
Monday: Homestyle Dinner- Local/Organic Veggies
Tuesday: Homestyle Lunch- Local/Organic Tofu
Homestyle Dinner- Local Bell Peppers
Wednesday: Homestyle Lunch- Local/Organic Veggies
Homestyle Dinner- Local/Organic Spinach
Pasta Station- All- Organic Potato Bar
Organic Salad Items: Salad Bar- Organic tomatoes, baby greens, tofu, carrots, lemons, and balsamic vinaigrette
Fruit Stand- Organic grapefruit and navel oranges
Bakery- Organic strawberries
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor