California Fire Relief

Please consider donating to the following organizations engaged in the relief effort (links go directly to donation pages/info):

805 Undocufund

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund

Mask Oakland (Venmo info at link)

North Valley Community Foundation

UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team

UC Davis Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund

Ventura County Community Foundation

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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.

 
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RECIPES

 
  Oyster Mushroom and Brie Risotto

Oyster Mushroom and Brie Risotto

  Lion's Mane Mushroom and Ginger Burgers

Lion's Mane Mushroom and Ginger Burgers

  Nameko and Soba Noodle Soup

Nameko and Soba Noodle Soup

  Biscuits and Pioppino Gravy

Biscuits and Pioppino Gravy

  Polenta with Greens and Mixed Mushrooms

Polenta with Greens and Mixed Mushrooms

  Oyster Mushroom Quiche

Oyster Mushroom Quiche

  Lion's Mane Scampi

Lion's Mane Scampi

  Baked Oyster Mac

Baked Oyster Mac

health benefits

 
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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.

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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 also provide our top shelf mushrooms to select individuals and restaurants; contact topcapmushrooms@gmail.com to order directly from the farm.