Columbia Farmers Market

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Next Market Date: 
September 25
 
8:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Heirloom Fungi: The fun of learning something new

Allen and Mandy Judy of Macon specialize in growing a variety of mushrooms. From oyster mushrooms of all colors to shiitake mushrooms, lion’s mane, reishi, chestnut mushrooms, and –– soon –– king oyster mushrooms, there is always something new to discover at the Heirloom Fungi booth. Their products are mostly grown indoors in a climate-controlled environment year-round with help from children Fiona and Evelyn.

Allen and Mandy happily attend Saturday markets. Since 2018, “Handing over our quality mushrooms to the person consuming them” is especially enjoyable, Allen said. “The customers at the market are absolutely phenomenal.”

Learning something new about cultivating mushrooms occurs often in the Judy household, and it is Allen’s favorite aspect of growing mushrooms. 

“Even after being a farmer for 20 years and growing mushrooms for five years, there is always more to learn,” he said.

You, too, can discover something new at the Heirloom Fungi booth on Saturday mornings. Be sure to ask Allen and Mandy about the health benefits of various mushrooms.  Also, check out their website at HEIRLOOMFUNGI.COM.

“Even after being a farmer for 20 years and growing mushrooms for five years, there is always more to learn.”
-Allen Judy, Heirloom Fungi

Shiitake, celery, and carrot stir fry

Allen and Mandy share this recipe as a delicious way to utilize their Shiitake mushrooms.
get the recipe
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