Monday, October 23, 2017 Blog · GrowFood Newsletter · News

A Word from the Warehouse – October 2017

by Andy Hollis



The first arrivals from fall's harvest – radishes, turnips, kale and arugula – are hitting the GrowFood Carolina warehouse this week, but that's not the only thing we're excited about.

This Friday, one of GrowFood's closest partners, Tradd Cotter, is coming to town. Four years ago, with help from the Coastal Conservation League and Tradd, GrowFood supported the passage of legislation that legalized sales of foraged mushrooms in South Carolina. Tradd is the state's premiere mushroom cultivator and specialist. He and his wife, Olga, own and operate Mushroom Mountain, an ecotourism farm in Pickens County. There, Tradd grows and researches mushrooms, and he trains and certifies others (including chefs) to legally sell wild foraged mushrooms. Tradd is a conservationist at heart and a natural ally helping GrowFood advance our work to create a robust local food system.

Tomorrow, we invite you to learn more from Tradd at an afternoon lecture on Trident Tech's Charleston campus. He will discuss the power of mushrooms to combat global hunger, pandemics and war. You can learn more about Tradd's event here.

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Adventures with Andy… earning a certification to sell wild mushrooms

Coastal Conservation League Data Analyst Andy Hollis enrolled in Tradd's certification course to learn how to forage and sell wild mushrooms, and he lived to write about it! Read more about his adventure on our website.

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Spicy Black Pepper ShiItake Mushrooms

We use local shiitake mushrooms and fresh ground pepper to make this spicy, hearty dish. Enjoy the mushrooms with warm pasta, rice or in a big bowl by themselves (our style!).

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"Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom."

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