MUSHROOMS are now widely available at a reasonable cost after prices went through the roof when they were hard to come by about three weeks ago.
Sometimes described as “meat for vegetarians”, there are now plenty of mushrooms to choose from at the shops including large and button varieties.
Mushrooms are grown all over the place, including on Sydney’s fringe, with largescale operations in the Hawkesbury area. Growing mushrooms can be quite a delicate operation but it’s worth it because they are very popular. They are easy to throw into the frying pan and serve up for a tasty meal.
Other fresh produce that has come down in price include green beans, broccoli, beetroot, baby bok choy, kale and silver beet.
Growing conditions have been good because the rain has eased off and temperatures haven’t been too cold.
BUTTON MUSHROOMS Cost: About $4 a punnet