24 Jan Mushroom field tour
It wasnt the most convenient of days for a roadtrip, but it isnt everyday youre invited to a mushroom farm. So we obliged.
JJ Ortoll, (below) our friend from the local organic market owns the farm (Ministry of Mushrooms) and was kind enough to give us a tour.
JJ really gave us the blow by blow information on how to farm mushrooms. I lost most of the details to thin air but got the gist of how to’s. Donna grasped it more fully as she has always been more inclined to remembering procedures than I.
Mushroom is a fungi, Im not confident it actually benefits us as its mostly water and I heard its hard to digest but one thing I know for sure, theyre so damn UMAMI.
We used to grow mushroom in our extra kitchen back then. It wasnt very tedious but it will require space and proper ventilation.
There’s mystic sensuality in people who knows how to recognize Mother Nature’s gifts at an age where everything is vacuum packed and advertised.
Recently Ive been attracted to everything raw and natural. Maybe its because Ive had more time to devote having have resigned from my corporate work.
I hugged this tree, literally.
It must be hundreds of years already, all that life-force in its vines.
If only it could tell us a story…
I was working the entire time through my Iphone (emails, phone calls) but even I had to stop myself from being distracted from the Farm’s serene surrounding.
Donna promised she’d let me sub her classes here one of these days *Jumps for joy.
I could live here.
Ill spend my days doing and teaching yoga, eating rawfood, cooking vegan dishes, reading and meditating.
If I get lonely Ill bug the ducks.
Danny Gomez Vasquez, 24 year old Spanish chef at Las Flores in The Fort, Donna Nofuente, Me and our host for the day JJ Ortoll of Ministry of Mushrooms.
Just kids on the field.
One of those memories that’ll forever take a place in my lil heart.
Thanks JJ for hosting us, it was such a treat to the senses.