This is just a quick note to let you know that Wednesday markets in Annapolis Royal start tomorrow, and we’ll be there!
For the months of July & August, the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market runs on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm and features some of your favourite vendors from Saturdays, with occasional newbies and guests!
Come on down and say hi, tell us about the rad mushrooms you’ve seen so far this summer, check out our Grow-Your-Own Shiitake logs, consider the benefits of health-promoting mushroom tinctures, and grab a cup of fresh Chaga tea.
Bonus mushroom photo: this beauty popped up in a friend’s hard-packed gravel driveway; in fact, members of this species have been known to bust through asphalt!
This Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) specimen was about to be run over by an excavator, so at risk of life and limb (ok, not really) it got grabbed up out of the driveway before a photo could be taken in its natural environment. These are delicious edibles, but will melt away into a black, spore-filled mess (mycology vocabulary lesson: they will “deliquesce”) within a couple of hours of being picked!