Fairbanks Grown Oyster Mushrooms:
Golden Umbrella Mushroom is located in the foot of the birch hill in the eastside of Fairbanks. We providing fresh, organic mushrooms without chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
We are the only one who growing mushrooms commercially in interior Alaska. The beautiful deep woods in our backyard forms a nature shelter to our mushrooms in summer. In the cold winter, we develop an indoor cultivate procedure which works on growing different kinds of mushrooms. In the year of 2013, our mushroom products were identified by Division of Agriculture of Alaska as an “Alaska Grown” organic mushrooms. All our products distinguished to use a special LOGO issued by the State.
Oyster mushrooms are prized for their smooth texture and subtle, oyster-like flavor. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but it tastes great when briefly cooked in butter or oil.
The low temperature in Fairbanks allows our mushroom to grow slower which gives time for mushroom taken more nutrition around it, while the pure Alaska water and clean birch wood chips provide rich nutrients for our organic, local grown oyster mushrooms. All together, the Alaska environment makes our oyster mushroom juicy, tender and tasty compared to the same kind of mushroom from market.
Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years both as food and for medicinal purposes. Often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. Mushrooms are:
Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol; High in Vitamin D, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Selenium, Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Zinc and Manganese.
The nutritional value of mushrooms make them ideal for:
Weight Management: low in calories and fat-free
Heart-Healthy Choice: cholesterol-free and very low in sodium
Bone Health: contain phosphorus, copper and vitamin D
Energy: source of B-vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid
Immunity: contain antioxidants including selenium and ergothioneine
The health benefits of mushroom include relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, and diabetes.
Buy Local, Buy Fresh!
Why locally grown?
Locally grown food is better for your health:
According to the Center for a New American Dream (CNAD), small farms are less aggressive than large factory farms about using chemicals on their plants. Even the non-organic small farms are less likely to have dangerous pesticides and herbicides.
Locally grown food tastes better:
Farmers that sell directly to local consumers select and harvest crops based on when they are at their peak quality of freshness, nutrition, and taste. In contrast, many large corporations give priority to packing, shipping and shelf life instead.
Locally grown food is better for the environment:
Small farms are more likely to grow a wide variety of crops. Variation protects biodiversity and preserves a larger agricultural gene pool, which is important for ensuring long-term food security. In addition, buying local foods eliminates the carbon footprint left behind when food is transported great distances.
Eating locally helps farmers:
On average farmers only receive 20 cents of each food dollar spent because of the cost of transportation, processing, packaging, and marketing. When you buy locally, the farmer receives the direct profit of the money spent.
Test out your locally grown food with a fun and refreshing summer recipe that includes some wonderful in season vegetables!