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cbarry06 Jan 1, 2010 06:04 AM

I was just wondering if anyone had information on the Mushroom stand at the JFX Farmers Market.. is there a website or phone number to order anything?

  1. Lydia R Jan 1, 2010 05:54 PM

    Ferial Welsh is the Mushroom Lady. She is also at a couple of Freshfarm's markets in the DC area. Their Dupont Market is every Sunday year-round.

    Here's an article profiling her and includes a nice video clip:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/30/AR2008093000541.html

    The Freshfarm site includes information on where in Pennsylvania her mushrooms are grown:
    http://www.freshfarmmarkets.org/farmers_producers/meet_our_farmers_producers.php?fpindex=7&fpgroup=k_o

    The Pennsylvania farms:
    www.organicmushrooms.com

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      cbarry06 Jan 5, 2010 04:03 PM

      Thank you very much! I appreciate it! Happy New Year

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      chefdilettante Jan 6, 2010 10:03 AM

      Caveat emptor--check your goods before leaving the stand. Last year, I bought fresh porcini mushrooms ($$$), got home and discovered most were well, well past prime. When I mentioned it a few weeks later, there was no interest in any gesture, verbal or in goods, to make it right.

      I know it's a farm stand and they don't give receipts. But I wasn't going to hold on to the rotting mushrooms for a week or two until I came back to the JFX Farmer's Market. It would have been nice to see some sense of pride behind their products. I still buy from the stand--but now I inspect all the mushrooms in the bag before I walk away.

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