In order to pick the freshest mushrooms in the produce section, be sure to read the coded information on its packaging. Here at Monterey, our coding is on the right-hand side of most packages: as depicted below.
All mushroom tills, bags and bulk cases will be coded with the following: Location code(s) / Julian date / Line number / Military time.
What you care about is the Julian date, or the second number of the code.
How to Keep Mushrooms Fresher Longer
While your mushrooms will have their expected shelf life, there are many things you can do to keep your ‘shrooms fresher, longer.
Store your mushrooms in their original container until open; then, paper bag them. The best place for mushrooms is in their original container since they are specifically designed by the experts to keep your food fresh. But after opening the package, you can move your Shrooms Online Canada mushrooms to a paper bag. Not plastic! This will allow the moisture they naturally retain to be slowly released, whereas, in a sealed plastic bag, the trapped wetness will cause your mushrooms to age quickly.
Know when and how to wash your mushrooms. Many think that after opening a package of mushrooms, the next step is to wash them like you would other produce before eating. The texture and shelf life of mushrooms, however, can be affected by rinsing them directly under a running faucet. Instead, only clean your mushrooms prior to eating them by lightly brushing off any dirt using your hands or a damp paper towel.
Freeze, marinate or dehydrate your mushrooms to save for later! While fresh mushrooms are typically best eaten within 10 days of being harvested, you can extend the lifespan of your Mushrooms by freezing or dehydrating them. From there, they can be added to soups, sauces or other popular dishes. Dehydrated mushrooms can even be ground into a powder and added to smoothies and more. Lastly, marinated mushrooms can be sealed in mason jars and stored for up to a year.
Celebrating its 50th year in business, Monterey Mushrooms is taking the company’s purpose, “Enhancing People’s Lives” to new levels. The scholarship program is one example. For the past 30 years, dependent children of full-time employees have been eligible to apply for a scholarship up to $3,000 and for up to four years.
The scholarship program was renamed the Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Program in 2004 to honor the company’s past vice president of marketing who was passionate about the Health importance of young people achieving their potential. Since its inception, 2,387 grants have been awarded for a total of more than $3.4 million.
Scholarships are awarded to students who pursue higher education degrees at accredited colleges, universities, and vocation/technical schools. To apply, the student shares their educational background, academic goals and aspirations, school activities, work experience, and personal achievements.