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Mushrooms for Health

Have you heard just how amazing mushrooms can be for our health? Functional mushrooms, as they are being called now, have been used for centuries by people to contribute to a healthy system, but more recently increasing amounts of scientific research are showing all the amazing ways that mushrooms (a fungus!) help us reach our wide variety of health goals.

On a personal note, I have been struggling with sleep and have tried a number of natural options to have a better night sleep and wake up rested. Nothing was working. Then I happened to pass by one of our very own vendors, Desert Pearl Mushrooms, at one of the farmers’ markets and noticed some “new” products they had for sale.

I didn’t know that they were making powders and tinctures out of their high-quality culinary grade mushrooms, and I figured it was worth the shot to invest in something else that might help with my sleep (and support local) – so I bought a Reishi tincture. This is truly the reason that I asked to start selling these in our CSA Shop – they work! I am sleeping better and feel more rested when I awake.

Then, I started to examine the other things I am taking – for example, a green foods blend I found on Instagram that is supposed to help with nerve issues I am having following back surgery. And guess what the main ingredient is that is supposed to help my nerves? Lion’s Mane! Yet, I don’t know where that Lion’s Mane comes from – and I sure know that the ones coming from Desert Pearl are grown just down the street from the CSA. I’ve made the switch.

Do you have health goals that may be assisted by mushrooms? We are now selling them in the CSA Shop!

Here is a quick run-down of the products we have for sale and their prices:

Powders of Chaga (gut health) or Lion’s Mane (brain health) in 3 sizes

  • 0.5 ounces – $8
  • 1 ounce – $15
  • 3 ounces – $40

Tinctures of Lion’s Maine, Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail, or a Master’s Mix of 8 mushrooms listed above!

  • 1 ounce – $25 – 30 servings (dropper-full)
  • 2 ounces – $35 – 60 servings
  • 4 ounces – $60 – 120 servings

Learn more about each of the tinctures and powders on their website or just ask us at the CSA Shop and we would be happy to explain more of the benefits we have received personally!