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Mushroom Meal and Workshop April 6

It's spring, and that means mushroom planting time in East Tennessee (or plugging spores or whatever you want to call it). Everything Mushrooms will kick off the "season" with a workshop on growing oyster mushrooms in straw, a meal, and homemade adult beverages Apr. 6. Even more exciting: the news that Jessica Hammonds of Organicism Farms and Foods has joined the staff at Everything Mushrooms and will cook the meal! Here's the deal, according to the events page:

April 6, 2013 - Spring Open House, Workshop, and Dinner: Noon-Until.

We are looking forward to a fun, casual, and informative afternoon of mushroomy nerdiness. Festivities will begin at noon, when we open for normal store hours. We'll have extra staff on hand, so come on down and visit, poke around, ask questions. Light mushroom snacks for tasting, warm chaga mushroom tea, and other goodies on hand throughout the day.

Things will get "serious" at 4pm, when we fire up the burners and hold court on growing oyster mushrooms from straw. This workshop will feature discussion and a hands-on demonstration. You'll learn about what it takes to properly chop, prepare, and pasteurize straw for oyster mushroom production. It's fun, and everyone will get to make their own oyster mushroom bag to grow at home! Space for the workshop is limited, $20 per person, so please call ahead or purchase your tickets online.


At 6pm we'll tidy up the straw mess and prepare for a spectacular dinner presented by Jessica Hammonds of Organicism Farms and Foods. Jessica is also the most recent addition to staff here at Everything Mushrooms, so she'll be flexing her mushroom culinary skills for all this evening. Food will feature mushroom themes, and we'll have other super local adult bevs on tap. Seating for dinner is also limited, $20 per person, so please call ahead or purchase tickets online.

For those that want to warp up their reservations quickly, we have an easy way to purchase tickets online: Spring Open House tickets, Everything Mushrooms

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Rose Kennedy covers the Knoxville foodie scene with small discoveries, new openings, rumors, and tastings.