The Fall Mushroom Harvest
The cool, wet Oregon weather of November heralds the hunt for one of nature’s most wonderful foods, wild mushrooms. If you love mushrooms like we do, you’ll know that Oregon is a virtual mycological paradise (mycology being the branch of botany that deals with the fabulous funghi
). No wonder we favor them in savory pastas when the fall weather arrives.
Now, since the Pastini crew actually can’t go out foraging for our funghi
, we do the next best thing…we buy them from a local grower, Yamhill County Mushrooms. YCM provides Pastini year round with organically grown criminis, chanterelles and button mushrooms that we use in pastas like our Rigatoni Zuccati, Capellini Primavera, Spaghetti & Spicy Sausage, Aunt Lucia’s Feast Day Rigatoni and Fusilli alla Roma. And we also use their huge, fresh portobello mushrooms for our delicious Portobello Panini. Any of these dishes would make a heart-warming meal on a cool autumn day.
One more fact you’ll like knowing about Yamhill County Mushrooms: they are Oregon Tilth certified. Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) is an internationally recognized symbol of organic integrity. OTCO provides a system that provides strict production standards and on-site inspections to protect the producers and buyers of organic products. We knew you’d like that! It’s another reason we say: Local is fresher and fresher tastes better.
The holidays are just around the corner, and here’s an offer that will make your shopping easy and rewarding. Whenever you purchase $100 worth of Pastini Gift Cards, we will give you a free $20 Gift Card! Use it for another present on your list or keep it for yourself (we won’t tell).
Pastini Gift Cards are perfect for a great teacher or coach, your OSU student (yes, we’re in Corvallis!) or a favorite aunt and uncle. You can buy them at any Pastini or online at www.pastini.com
. Happy Holidays!