Enjoy a farm experience and honey tasting on this beekeeping tour in Portugal.
Discover how to grow shiitake mushrooms in Portugal
Discover mushroom farming in Torres Novas (1 hour from Lisbon) and enjoy an agriculture farm in Portugal.
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
Minimum party of two required to book
Our exploration is characterized by being family-friendly, where the Lopes family, based on human and ethical values, combines the experience of the elders with the irreverence of the younger. Its products are completely organic following the entire production process certified by Naturalfa.
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.
- Transportation from Lisbon (optional)
- Lunch at the farm: drinks, mushroom risotto with homemade grilled fries, dessert, and coffee (optional)
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.