The mushroooms are having their own weekend

The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad plans a festival for mushrooms this weekend at its Santa Domingo de Heredia location.

The emphasis seems to be for those who like to eat mushrooms, although there are some academic-style programs.

The facility, known as InBio, begins with a demonstration on how to grow mushrooms at 11 a.m. Saturday with a session on how to prepare ostra and shiitake mushrooms at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m.
there is a session on how to know the various mushrooms and enjoy them.

That theme continues with displays with sales of mushroom growing kits, books, mushroom dishes prepared onsite and even presentation by the country’s mushroom producers. The also are activities for kids.

Sunday features an 11 a.m. demonstration on cultivation of shiitake mushrooms and a 1 p.m. demonstration on making sauces and dips with mushrooms. There also are expositions Sunday. There is an admission.

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