Because mushrooms can thrive in a variety of growing conditions, they are available fresh year round. Several varieties of mushrooms are also available canned or dried.
MushroomsKansas Fruit and Veggie Quick Facts (PDF | 6.66 MB)
Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.
Fact sheets provide origin, availability, nutrition information, trivia, and riddles or activities for over 40 fruits and vegetables.
USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.
Quantity recipes containing mushrooms from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.
Ag Facts: Mushrooms
Oklahoma State University Extension.
Facts about the history of mushrooms, mushroom production, and specific varieties of mushrooms: button, portobello, shiitake, and wild mushrooms.
Fungi for Kids
A word search, photographs, coloring pages, and fungi facts all directed towards teaching children more about fungi and the varieties and anatomy.
Mushroom Education Packet (PDF | 1.7MB)
The American Mushroom Institute.
Workbook (53 pages) for instructing school age children all about mushrooms. It is filled with information, games, puzzles, and other fun activities designed just for kids.
Fresh Mushrooms Natures Hidden Treasure
Web site includes information about varieties, care and handling, preparation, history, nutrition and recipes.