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Visit a shiitake mushroom farm in Porto
Discover an agriculture farm in Arcos de Valdevez (1 hour from Porto) and enjoy a mushroom house tour!
What is included:
- Arrival at the farm and welcome by the producer
- Guided tour of the farm
- Practical mushroom inoculation workshop
- Harvesting experience
- Tasting mushrooms
Visit a shiitake mushroom farm close to Porto, learn how it’s made, pick mushrooms yourself, and in the end indulge yourself with a tasting. You arrive at the mushroom farm and we introduce you to the farmer. After the presentation, we walk through the farm to see the shiitake mushrooms and all the equipment and special techniques for harvesting.
This is an authentic experience, and you get to enjoy a workshop about mushroom inoculation and pick your own shiitake mushrooms. The farmer teaches you how to taste shiitake mushrooms and explains what makes good mushrooms — and what makes the bad stuff, too.
During lunch on the farm, you can see all the mushroom dishes. You end this day with a wealth of knowledge about production techniques, history, and the freshness, intensity, and variety that high-quality mushrooms can offer.
Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. Like other mushrooms, these specialty mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers, or seeds.They are rich in B vitamins, a good source of vitamin B2, and a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, choline, and folate. Additionally, they are concentrated in minerals, being an excellent source of selenium and copper, zinc and manganese.
Mushrooms are very porous, so if they are exposed to too much water, they will quickly absorb it and became soggy. Therefore, the best way to clean mushrooms without sacrificing their texture and taste is to clean them using minimal, if any, water. We recommend healthy sautéeing shiitake mushrooms; we feel that this method also gives shiitake mushrooms maximum flavor. They are traditionally added to miso soup, to give your vegetable stock an extra depth, or for a quick and easy Asian pasta dish, healthy sauté shiitake mushrooms with snap peas and tofu.
- Lunch at the farm (optional)
- Transportation to the farm
After booking, we will send all the details of the reservation, as well as the location of the farm and the contact of the farmer.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message at [email protected] and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.