Chillicothe and Portsmouth — Mushrooms and other edible fungi from “Appalachia Unveiled” became a part of the Chillicothe Farmers Market in 2023.
I chatted with Bailey and Dan who had a display of the curious plant-like delicacies. I know my edible flowering plants, but not fungi, so I asked them to educate me a little on them. They explained how they grow their crops from wood pellets, how best to cook them, and what they taste like – which can be surprising.
They said that some mushrooms make good vegan meat replacements, and deserve to the be main course. We both agreed that the off-the-shelf button mushrooms used as toppings are barely the tip of the iceberg of edible fungi potential.
Bailey and Dan both teach at …