Whitsunday Mushrooms

Whitsunday Mushrooms We grow gourmet mushrooms for the Mackay and Whitsundays regions
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Weโ€™re down at the Mackay Farmers' Market this morning for the Christmas market! ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„6.30-10.30 at Bluewater QuayFind o...
19/12/2023

Weโ€™re down at the Mackay Farmers' Market this morning for the Christmas market! ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽ„

6.30-10.30 at Bluewater Quay

Find our stall near Sydney St where Kevin the plant man normally sets up, between The Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe ๐Ÿฐ and Amandaโ€™s Dumplings ๐ŸฅŸ across from the seafood truck Shore Fresh Seafoods ๐ŸŸ

We have done a restock of Evolution Botanical Mushroom Extracts for those who have been waiting - weโ€™ll have them for 20...
18/12/2023

We have done a restock of Evolution Botanical Mushroom Extracts for those who have been waiting - weโ€™ll have them for 20% off the RRP at the markets this week!

If youโ€™re new to extracts, our recommendation is the 10 Mushroom Formula which gives you the whole spectrum including Lions Mane for the brain, Turkey Tail for immunity and Cordyceps for energy.

They are all Australian Certified Organic and every batch is independently tested by Southern Cross University for potency and most importantly for heavy metal content - as you may have heard there have been alarming levels of heavy metal found in many imported dried mushrooms.

See you at the Farmers Markets tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and at the Riverside Markets on Thursday afternoon ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ

Christmas Grow Kits!Weโ€™ll be back at the markets next week with grow kits ready for Christmas!๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„Weโ€™ve missed you all so ...
16/12/2023

Christmas Grow Kits!

Weโ€™ll be back at the markets next week with grow kits ready for Christmas!๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ„

Weโ€™ve missed you all so much with our early season closure - you may have heard our exciting news that we have been growing more than just mushrooms - our future farmhand is on the way ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Weโ€™ll be at the Wednesday Farmers' Market and Thursday Riverside Market next week, or you can collect from our farm in Bucasia or Andergrove next weekend.

Our grow kits are $25 each, preorders are welcome if you want to make sure you donโ€™t miss out!

Catch us this afternoon at the Mackay Riverside Market!We have a beautiful harvest of Pink Oyster Mushrooms (aka the bac...
25/10/2023

Catch us this afternoon at the Mackay Riverside Market!

We have a beautiful harvest of Pink Oyster Mushrooms (aka the bacon mushroom ๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ„) ready to go!

This will probably be your last chance to catch us at the markets this season, so make sure you donโ€™t miss out! 3pm to 7pm at Bluewater Quay.

Ps: Iโ€™ve shared my favourite pink oyster stir-fry recipe in the comments ๐Ÿ˜

Mushroom KFC (almost healthy? ๐Ÿ˜œ)I shared this recipe earlier in the year and you guys absolutely loved it!  Weโ€™re in the...
23/08/2023

Mushroom KFC (almost healthy? ๐Ÿ˜œ)

I shared this recipe earlier in the year and you guys absolutely loved it! Weโ€™re in the "changing of seasons" to our tropical oysters, so the next couple of weeks will likely be the last chance to get your hands on the succulent winter oyster varieties that work best for this recipe ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ

Ingredients
Oyster mushrooms
1 ยฝ cups plain flour
1 ยฝ teaspoon paprika powder
1 ยฝ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ยฝ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
ยผ teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
1 teaspoon salt
Cracked pepper
Oil for frying
Dipping sauces

Instructions
Break up the clusters into individual caps. Succulent winter varieties work best for this, we love to use Blue Oysters and Snow White Oysters.

In a large bowl, add the flour and all the spices. Mix together until well combined

In a second bowl, add โ…“ cup of the flour mixture with ยพ cups of water. Whisk together until to achieve a smooth batter consistency

Dip each mushroom into the wet batter mixture then into the flour mixture. Double coat each mushroom back into the wet batter and then back in the flour mixture, making sure the mushrooms are fully coated in flour

Heat oil in a pot over high heat and carefully drop mushrooms into the oil one at a time in batches. Don't overcrowd the pot, you can fry a few at a time depending how large your pot is. Let them fry for a few minutes until nice and golden on all sides

Remove and place on paper towels, blot to remove excess oil, then place on a cooling rack to keep crispy until the rest is done. Enjoy with your favourite dipping sauce

Note:
Oil for frying - make sure to use a neutral oil with a high smoke point when frying food. We used canola oil - probably not the healthiest ๐Ÿ˜‚ but some other options are avocado oil, sunflower oil, grape seed oil and even vegetable oil.

These can also be done in the air fryer! It's much healthier, but you may need to play around with batter thickness and consistency to get the best results.

Recipe from Cooking with Ayeh

Weโ€™ve seen some pretty awesome places you guys have grown our mushroom kits - but this one definitely takes the cake! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ ...
23/08/2023

Weโ€™ve seen some pretty awesome places you guys have grown our mushroom kits - but this one definitely takes the cake! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ โ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ„

Weโ€™ll be at the Farleigh State School Palm Fete this Sunday from 7am-12noon with our mushies and grow kits ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„The Palm F...
19/08/2023

Weโ€™ll be at the Farleigh State School Palm Fete this Sunday from 7am-12noon with our mushies and grow kits ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„

The Palm Fete is an awesome annual market dedicated to all things plants and gardening ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต

HillBilly Bakehouse Mushy Burger ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ If you havenโ€™t experienced this delicious goodness you need to jump in the car and ...
04/08/2023

HillBilly Bakehouse Mushy Burger ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

If you havenโ€™t experienced this delicious goodness you need to jump in the car and head out to Eton right now ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๏ธ

Perfectly cooked Oyster Mushies with Onion Relish and Chimichurri in a beautiful sourdough milk bun. Absolutely Shroomalicious ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ„

August already ๐Ÿ˜ฌItโ€™s the last month of our winter growing season so make sure you track us down at the markets ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„This w...
01/08/2023

August already ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Itโ€™s the last month of our winter growing season so make sure you track us down at the markets ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„

This week youโ€™ll find us at:
Mackay Farmers' Market
Wednesday 6.30-10.30am

Mackay Riverside Market
Thursday 3pm-7pm

Mackay Showgrounds Markets
Saturday 6am-9am

Seaforth Mega Market
Sunday 8am-12noon

Thanks so much for all your support this season, we are truly grateful!!!

Mush Love ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ
Samara & Bret

Itโ€™s definitely soup weather! If you want this for dinner tomorrow night weโ€™ll be at the Mackay Farmers' Market from 6.3...
25/07/2023

Itโ€™s definitely soup weather! If you want this for dinner tomorrow night weโ€™ll be at the Mackay Farmers' Market from 6.30am tomorrow with sooo many mushies!

For this recipe weโ€™ve been using a mixture of oysters, shiitake, chestnuts and pioppinos to get the ultimate combination of flavour and texture.

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:
Mushrooms
Butter (20g)
Shallots (2)
Garlic (2 cloves)
Thyme (1 tablespoon)
Plain flour (2 tablespoons)
Mushroom stock (500ml) (weโ€™ve been using our powdered dried mushrooms to make this)
Coconut milk (1 can)
Black pepper

Directions:
Slice mushrooms, finely slice the shallots, garlic and thyme

Melt the butter in a large pot and fry the shallots for 2 minutes over medium heat until they soften. If you donโ€™t have shallots you can substitute with leek or spring onions.

Add the mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes until the mushrooms have reduced in size and released their liquids.

Add the garlic and thyme and continue to cook for another minute until fragrant.

Stir in the flour and then add half of the mushroom stock. Stir/whisk well to combine, add the rest of the stock, and bring to a boil.

Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened, then stir through the coconut milk.

Season with pepper and serve with some delicious locally baked sourdough.

PS - You can also turn this into a cream of mushroom soup by blending with a stick blender.

MAITAKE ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ (aka Hen of the Woods)Weโ€™ve just harvested a very small batch of Maitake today for the Riverside Market!Abso...
20/07/2023

MAITAKE ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ
(aka Hen of the Woods)

Weโ€™ve just harvested a very small batch of Maitake today for the Riverside Market!

Absolutely prized by chefs and foodies around the world, their Japanese name Maitake translates to โ€œthe dancing mushroomโ€ because foragers literally dance around with joy if they find one.

We have been dreaming of growing this incredible mushroom since we started our farm but up until late last year it has been a prohibited species in Australia!

We only know of a handful of people growing it in Australia so weโ€™re pretty excited to be able to grow such unique species for our local community ๐Ÿ˜

23/06/2023

Shiitake!!!! Finally our first harvest for the season! We have lots down at the Mackay Showgrounds Markets this morning ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„

These babies are definitely our most requested species, full of delicious umami goodness and rich in immune boosting polysaccharides. Itโ€™s one of the worldโ€™s most studied mushrooms and has been cultivated by the Japanese for centuries, where it is commonly referred to as the Elixir of Life.

We have lots of grow kits at the market this week ready for school holidays! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„Such a great interactive project to get ...
20/06/2023

We have lots of grow kits at the market this week ready for school holidays! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„

Such a great interactive project to get the kids involved in, they can actually watch their food grow ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ

Mackay Farmers' Market (Weds)
Mackay Riverside Market (Thurs)
Mackay Showgrounds Markets (Sat)

Airlie Beach crew!!! We are super excited to let you know our mushies are now available at Airlie Health Hub!Such a beau...
08/06/2023

Airlie Beach crew!!! We are super excited to let you know our mushies are now available at Airlie Health Hub!

Such a beautiful store full of bulk foods, pantry staples, fresh local produce and zero waste home solutions ๐Ÿ˜

Thereโ€™s a fresh drop of mushies this morning (and if you get in early enough you can pair them with a loaf of incredible HillBilly Bakehouse sourdough) ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you so much to Hayley for making this happen, we are so grateful for your support! ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ

Weโ€™ve just harvested a heap of beautiful Lions Mane for the Mackay Riverside Market this afternoon ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ„If youโ€™re wondering...
01/06/2023

Weโ€™ve just harvested a heap of beautiful Lions Mane for the Mackay Riverside Market this afternoon ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ„

If youโ€™re wondering the best way to cook it, check out Derek Sarno, heโ€™s the absolute mushroom king ๐Ÿ˜

Catch you at the Mackay Showgrounds Markets tomorrow from 6am! โ€ผ๏ธjust a reminder, because of the Expo youโ€™ll need to ent...
19/05/2023

Catch you at the Mackay Showgrounds Markets tomorrow from 6am!

โ€ผ๏ธjust a reminder, because of the Expo youโ€™ll need to enter through the Milton Street entranceโ€ผ๏ธ

Tomorrow weโ€™ll be harvesting:
Lions Mane
Pioppino
Chocolate Oyster
Pearl Oyster
Pink Oyster
Yellow Oyster
We may even have a few sneaky Enoki ready ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Weโ€™ll also have grow kits for those keen to farm their own!

See you bright and early ๐ŸŒž

Mush Love ๐Ÿ„โค๏ธ
Samara & Bret

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