Carried on a cool Pacific fog swirling to rest at the base of Mount Diablo, an idea nestled among the grass and oak trees.
This was the promise of Top Cap Mushrooms, a small farm offering unique gourmet varieties expertly grown to hand-tended perfection. Since 2015, our micro-eco farm has used innovative techniques to grow mushrooms of unrivaled beauty and taste.
We seek to share the extraordinary flavors and health benefits of the world’s most cherished mushroom varieties, and our environmentally conscious methods ensure that they're brought to you in the most mindful way - we source organic grain, use the best techniques to conserve water, and offset operations with solar power.
Gourmet mushrooms offer incredible nutritional value and long-term health benefits. We've collected some helpful resources here.
This chart, originally published in Paul Stamets' Mycelium Running, gives an overview of the nutritional properties of some powerhouse varieties, including Lion's Mane, Nameko, and Blue Oyster.
For further information, check out the linked articles on the following varieties:
Agrocybe aegerita (Pioppino)
Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane)
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster)
For a comprehensive guide to the medicinal properties of mushrooms, check out Paul Stamets' MycoMedicinals.
WHERE TO FIND US
Top Cap Mushrooms is at Diablo Valley Farmers' Market every Saturday from 9-1, year-round, and Moraga Farmers' Market every Sunday from 9-1, year-round.
We were honored to be featured in the Winter 2018 edition of Edible East Bay. Check out the article by photographer and recipe developer Rezel Kealoha for our story, gorgeous photos of our varieties, and warming, mushroom-centered recipes.