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Originally a hobby that started out as a partnership with Russell Whittam of Aussie Mushroom Supplies, John’s passion for growing edible mushrooms eventually turned into a full-fledged business in 2018. From spawn jars in his spare room cupboard to mini greenhouse growrooms in his backyard, the passion for growing mushrooms is now a full-time business. Named after the King Oyster Mushroom, John’s business is the first of its kind in Melbourne. Previously a Marine Scientist and a university lecturer, John was already a passionate advocate for sustainable seafood.

Morel mushrooms

The love of small things is at the core of Unearthed co. Mushrooms. Founder John Ford became fascinated with the mystical nature of fungi during his teenage years, foraging in forests around his hometown of Wollongong, NSW. He furthered his education by visiting Germany to learn about edible wild mushrooms. By 2015, he had developed a passion for mushroom farming and began to supply small supermarkets, independent retailers, and hospitality providers across Victoria.

Shiitake mushrooms

If you are in the market for a tasty mushroom, try shiitake mushrooms. They’re an excellent source of umami, which means they love soy sauce. You can add them to ramen, or sautee them to top a soba noodle salad. You can also find enoki mushrooms, which are popular in Japanese cuisine. Folded through an omelet or used as a salad dressing, enoki mushrooms are very versatile.

Enoki mushrooms

If you’re craving a unique flavor, try enoki mushrooms. These delicious mushrooms are a Japanese specialty and are often used in Asian cuisine. They have a distinctive aroma and flavor and are often used as a side dish or in salad dressings. You’ll find these mushrooms on the menu at a number of gourmet mushroom restaurants in Melbourne. Here are some tips for making the most of them. Use them in salads, stir-fries, and soups.

Brown oyster mushrooms

You may have found these edible beauties growing in your backyard or on a nature strip. The temptation to fry them may have you wondering whether they’re edible. You might think that you could fry the mushrooms if you knew how to cook them properly. Fortunately, there are several mushroom farms in Melbourne that are growing these delicious delights. Read on to find out more. Listed below are some of the best in Melbourne.

Cremini mushrooms

If you’re looking for a healthy ingredient to add to your meals, consider adding a handful of gourmet mushrooms to your shopping list. Mushrooms can be stored in their original packaging for a few days, or you can repackage them in a paper bag to absorb any excess moisture. Just remember to wash them thoroughly before eating them. Mushrooms are low in cholesterol and saturated fat, and they’re also high in protein, folate, niacin, potassium, copper, and riboflavin.

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