On the menu, in the garden

Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms


Ever since Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms’ Roxana Walker and Sabina Monteiro decided to “go big or go home,” their mushrooms have shown up on menus all over Sacramento. I especially like the grilled-cheese-and-mushroom sandwich at Midtown Village Cafe. You can also buy them at just about every farmers market in town, and, even better, the company gives away free compost at its “mushroom farm” every Saturday at 10 a.m. Made out of wheat bran, sawdust and mycelium, this compost is great for houseplants and perfect for gardens. 1225 N. B Street, (916) 668-4754, www.dragonmushrooms.com.