When is mushroom season?

Mushrooms can definitely upgrade any of our meals. Picking them can be so much fun, but watch out! We need to be super careful and study the matter, some are poisonous and you need to know what you are doing very well! Luckily, there are people out there “cultivating” them for us, so we can get them fresh, dried or canned in any store. Of course, fresh or dried are best. Luckily we can have fresh mushrooms all year round in most American states. Pennsylvania is the biggest producer of Edible Mushrooms throughout the year from January till December. If you wish to get your hands over the freshly harvested and locally produced mushrooms, check out the following chart to find out the mushroom season in your area.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alabama                        
Alaska                        
Arizona                        
Arkansas                        
California                        
Colorado                        
Connecticut                        
Delaware                        
Florida                        
Georgia                        
Hawaii                        
Idaho                        
Illinois                        
Indiana                        
Iowa                        
Kansas                        
Kentucky                        
Louisiana                        
Maine                        
Maryland                        
Massachusetts                        
Michigan                        
Minnesota                        
Mississippi                        
Missouri                        
Montana                        
Nebraska                        
Nevada                        
New Hampshire                        
New Jersey                        
New Mexico                        
New York                        
North Carolina                        
North Dakota                        
Ohio                        
Oklahoma                        
Oregon                        
Pennsylvania                        
Rhode Island                        
South Carolina                        
South Dakota                        
Tennessee                        
Texas                        
Utah                        
Vermont                        
Virginia                        
Washington                        
West Virginia                        
Wisconsin                        
Wyoming                        

All types of edible mushrooms are high in fiber and diverse kinds of proteins. They also contain vitamin B as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to build a strong immune system. In particular, white button mushrooms are one of the few sources of vitamin D (the one you get from a sunbath!). They can potentially protect against cancer and Alzheimer and they are packed with potassium.

Another great reason to eat mushrooms is that they are so delicious and fun to cook! You can make the tastiest soup, stuffed cream cheese mushrooms or if you like to up the game, a creamy mushroom meatloaf.

Look at the seasons of these fruits & vegetables: