If you travel about twenty five minutes south of Media via Route 1, you will enter the “Mushroom Capital of the World,” Kennett Square. Over a million pounds and a wide variety of mushrooms are produced here every year, making mushrooms the number one cash crop in the sate of Pennsylvania. 51% of all the nation’s mushrooms are grown in and around Kennett Square and there are many restaurants and cafe’s serving up specialities featuring this unique crop.
One such restaurant is Mushrooms Cafe, located between the Brandywine River Museum and Longwood Gardens on Route 1. Here you’ll find the freshest mushrooms, with an array of mushroom specialties from the cream of mushroom soup and the stuffed mushrooms to the portabella sandwich.
Luckily for us in Media, Meryl from Mushrooms Cafe brings many of these products with her to the Media Farmers Market each week. She’s also been bringing some yummy fall soups – in addition to her Cream of Mushroom – that are perfect for these chilly nights: Apple Butternut, Tomato Florentine and Savory Butternut. The next time you’re at the market, stop by and say hi to friendly Meryl and what mushroom and soup delights she has for you to enjoy!