All About Mushrooms

Mushrooms: The Hometown Crop

Mushrooms are among the world’s most delicious and nutritious foods, and Morgan Hill is proud of its role as a premier mushroom producer. California ranks second in the nation in mushroom production, and more than 60% of those mushrooms are grown in Santa Clara and Monterey counties. The Santa Clara Valley produces more than 20,000 tons of mushrooms with a total crop value of $50 million. Most of those mushrooms are white, Crimini and Portabella varieties. Mushroom farms in Santa Clara County include:

  • Monterey Mushrooms, Morgan Hill
  • South Valley Mushrooms, Morgan Hill
  • Royal Oaks Mushrooms, Morgan Hill
  • B & D Mushrooms, San Martin
  • San Martin Mushrooms, San Martin
  • Countryside Mushrooms, Gilroy
  • Global Mushrooms, Gilroy

Learn more about mushrooms

If you would like to learn more about mushrooms, the Mushroom Council’s consumer web at www.mushroominfo.com is a fantastic resource for information on:

Absolutely Amazing Mushroom Soup Recipe – Click Here

This flavorful mushroom soup from Monterey Mushrooms will be available near the giant inflatable mushroom at the festival. The festival version will be prepared by Catering by Diana with fresh, just-picked, locally grown mushrooms donated by local growers. Sales benefit Rotary Club of Morgan Hill, which will buy dictionaries for kids.

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