Fact: most mushrooms produced in Australia are agaricus bisporus, or “white button” type. Fact: they’re an extremely sustainable food, considering they can grow in compost and recycled food, don’t require much land, and can also be recycled into the earth to lend their nutrients back to other growing foods. Fact: as well as being delicious on toast, pizza, salads and more, they also boost the nutritional value of a meal, thanks to their unique blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s a win/win.
Australian Mushrooms are giving you the chance to lean into the mushroom love and win an entire year of free cafe meals. All you have to do is head to your local – or any cafe – and snap a photo of your chosen dish of mushrooms on toast. Post it on Instagram, tag the cafe and add @australianmushrooms and #mymushroomtoast to the post, and go in the draw for your chance to win a $1300 Visa voucher. That’s $25 a week for 52 weeks, which you can use to treat yourself to mushroom toast, a coffee and maybe a little sweet treat to go with (or just any cafe dish you like) each week for an entire year.
There will be five winners in total throughout August. Judging will based on the most mouthwatering mushrooms on toast dishes using the #mymushroomtoast hashtag. See full details on how to enter.
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So whether it’s Adelaide bar Proof’s cheesy, caramelised mushroom, truffle and gruyere creation you crave, Soulmate in Newtown’s sourdough smeared with a rich kale and kombu “butter”, topped with sauteed mushrooms, pickled onions and fresh dill, or Harper & Blom in Melbourne’s mushroom, taleggio, truffled pecorino and rosemary toastie, here’s your chance to get it all for free.
Cafe owners: keep your eyes peeled on the Australian Mushrooms channels for the chance to win $10,000 for your business, simply by getting creative with mushrooms and adding your own signature #mymushroomtoast dish to the menu.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Australian Mushrooms.