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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

For most questions, you will find the answers in these FAQs. For any other inquiries, visit the Contact page using the button below.

Purchasing

Send us an email to orders@thecaringmushroom.ca with the name and quantity of mushrooms you want to order.

For the fastest response, please include a phone number where you can be reached at and someone will call you back. 

We offer a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not totally satisfied with your mushrooms, we will replace your order or issue a refund.

Cultivation

Not yet but TCM follows organic growing practices. All our mushrooms are grown using organic grain spawn mixed with hardwood sawdust and supplemented with wheat bran or soybean hulls. We don’t use pesticides, chemicals or fertilizers.

All our mushrooms are grown from blocks of supplemented sawdust that has been inoculated with grain spawn and left to incubate. Once fully colonized, mushroom blocks are moved to the indoor fruiting area to produce mushrooms.

Our spent mushroom substrate is typically donated to local farmers to use as compost for growing more vegetables. It can also be used as a soil conditioner to improve drainage in soil that is high in clay.

Cooking

Specialty mushrooms are an extremely versatile food than can be added to most recipes. Easily add specialty mushrooms to any meal by sautéing them in a pan with oil and garlic to taste. 

You could, but for proper digestion and nutritional benefit, heat is necessary to break down the cell walls of the mushroom.

Yes! Specialty mushrooms contain many of the same nutrients found in meats, making them an important part of vegan and vegetarian diets.

Storage & Shelf Life

Store your mushrooms in a paper bag or in the fridge at 1-4degrees C. For bulk orders, store in cardboard box just above freezing.

You can keep most mushrooms fresh in the fridge for 5 to 7 days before they begin to loose their quality. Cooking your mushrooms adds to their shelf life and you can freeze them to be eaten later. They are great for meal prep.

Contact us to buy fresh specialty mushrooms!

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