Can You Identify This Mushroom?

So in the Spring a few years ago a woman opened her shade and saw this growing out of the wood in the windowsill. She couldn’t believe her eyes, it even scared her a bit. So she put on a mask and some gloves and proceeded to break off the mushroom and dispose of it properly and clean everything else up with bleach!  There was mushroom dust all over the windowsill as you can see. So what is it?

mystery mushroomWhat is it AND most importantly was it edible?


RAMPS ARE BACK! So Are CSA’s and Foraging Fun Come See Us At The Fulton Street Farmer’s Market This Saturday!

Let The Foraging Fun Begin…

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Guess What!? We will be at the Fulton Street Farmers Market (click the link for directions from your house) THIS weekend! Save the date, Saturday April 16th! We will have  CSA shares for sale. CSA shares are “Community Supported Agriculture” you front the farmer some money to help him grow what you like to eat…fresh, local, nutritious, real food. Each week or whatever your agreement you come to the market or wherever the farmer indicates and you pick up a pre-specified amount of fresh, locally grown food items. You know the guy directly who is growing your food. That makes me feel safe.


A "ramp" breaking through the snow in Spring Time

Mary Ann and her “shroom krew” have been out foraging far and wide for local samples of gourmet fare that may seem quite exotic to you. She’ll have plenty of examples of the foraging stash she hunted down. RAMPS ARE BACK!!!! That garlicky onion you love to love. They are foraging every day now so stop by the market on Saturday and inquire about joining Mary Ann on a foraging expedition and learn about when the is starting~


MaryAnn Will Be At The DOWNTOWN Market This Weekend CSA’s Are Here!

MaryAnn from The Urban Mushroom will be at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids till 2 or 3 getting you signed up for a Mushroom CSA. What that means is you can save BIG bucks and get a mushroom basket every single week with your punch card throughout the spring and summer. Ask her about it! You can still buy fresh mushrooms at the Fulton Street Farmers Market today from 10am-1pm. See ya!schrooms

Kim Carson’s Yummy Michigan Winter Veggie Soup

I like to grill all the veggies on a hot electric grill in some extra virgin coconut oil. I do not grill the spinach or chard leaves  I just cut them in strips and add them at the end, after cooking, when they are in a serving bowl.

A little salt and pepper is really all you need for seasoning. The home made chicken broth compliments the flavor of the various winter root vegetables, mushroom and other various veggies. If you wish to add 3.5-4 ounces of meat or chicken you may do so. Sometimes I do sometimes I do not. It’s all up to you. Check out Kim’s demo video~


Welcome To The Urban Mushroom

Thanks for stopping by and as you peruse my website you’ll soon discover I’m all about mushrooms!

My name is Maryann and if you’d like to purchase my organic, locally grown, gourmet mushrooms you can stop out and see me every Saturday, 10am-3pm at the Fulton Street Farmers Market (inside the brick building for the winter, since mushrooms don’t care for freezing weather.) I recommend you get there early because my stuff goes fast!

I enjoy talking mushrooms with my customers whether it’s the different varieties, growing, foraging, health benfits and/or safe harvesting. Education about mushroom cultivation is very important to me and I enjoy sharing my knowledge.

You can also enjoy my gourmet mushrooms in delicious, delectable, mouth watering dishes at these fine restaurants, Grove, Bistro Bella Vita and Reserve.

Here are a few ways for you to enjoy mushrooms. For recipes just click on the Mouthwatering Mushroom Recipes tab

Mushrooms and Chicken Breast


Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom Risotto
Wine Glazed Mushrooms
Wine Glazed Mushrooms