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Shiitake Mushroom Spread from Tyrell Mushroom Farm

MapMillbrook, NY
  • Food & Drink
  • Foraged Treat


While it’s fun to go tromping through the woods searching for ’shrooms to salivate over, we have an easier way to get your mushroom fix. Husband-and-wife team Kristin Stroup and Matt Anderson grow shiitake mushrooms on highly stacked logs in the woods on their property. While most of their business was originally selling mushrooms to restaurants and farmers markets, their shiitake spread continues to grab more and more of their market share. Stroup says that she cooks the shiitakes in garlic, herbs, butter, “and a bit of dry vermouth” before throwing in toasted hazelnuts and pine nuts and processing everything with cream cheese as the base. “Everybody keeps asking for it,” she says, noting that the six ounce containers ($10) are currently only available at three farmers markets — Millbrook, Arlington, and Amenia. “We put it on chicken, steak; I even like to put a big spoonful on my pasta. Everything really.”

Best of Hudson Valley History

2013 Editors' Pick — Best Foraged Treat

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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