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Win big with The Mushroom Council and Veal Made Easy

Who wants to win big? Enter to win $500 in free groceries with Veal Made Easy‘s summer grilling sweepstakes!

A Muenster Stuffed Veal Mushroom Burger is the star of a new summer grilling retail partnership, sponsored by the Beef Checkoff and the Mushroom Council. During the promotion, consumers will find the new burger recipe and details about a supporting $500 grocery sweepstakes, on specially marked veal package labels. A digital and social media advertising campaign also will drive promotion awareness and contest entry at

Developed by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the Muenster Stuffed Veal Mushroom Burger incorporates the Mushroom Council’s Blend model by mixing finely diced mushrooms into the ground veal patties. After grilling the veal patties to perfection, they’re topped with sautéed mushrooms, adding an extra serving of vegetables, vitamins and nutrients.

To date, 19 national retail chains, representing more than 2,000 stores, are participating in the promotion that will run June 19 through September 6, 2015.

“We are excited to be working with the Beef Checkoff on the veal summer grilling promotion,” says Bart Minor, president of the Mushroom Council. “By working together, we can help consumers understand the appeal and nutrition offered by The Blend and veal. It is a unique opportunity to promote two perimeter departments—meat and produce— with one promotion.”

To enter the contest and get grilling a veal mushroom burger visit the sweepstakes site here!

Winners Crowned in 2011 “Mushrooms: Every Day, Every Way” Recipe Contest!

We’re pleased to announce the results from our “Mushrooms: Every Day, Every Way” recipe contest with Taste of Home. With more than 1,000 recipes submitted this year, it took much testing, tasting and deliberating to narrow it down to three marvelous, mouth-watering mushroom recipes that are simple and practical enough for the everyday home cook. Check out the winning recipes below and try one today!

Main Dish winner, Sheron Campbell, hails from Gilbertsville, PA. Sheron not only earned ultimate bragging rights from us, but also high praises from her husband, who dubbed this Chicken and Mushroom Marsala “Outstanding!” A succulent sauce of sautéed mushrooms, garlic and Marsala tops breaded, pan-fried chicken in a harmonious melody of flavors that will have you singing praises of your own.

Appetizers and Sides winner, Nadine Mesch, calls Mount Healthy, OH home. Her Triple- Mushroom au Gratin Potatoes boasts a plethora of flavors and textures from white buttons, criminis and shiitakes. This mushroom triple-threat melds with red potatoes, sherry, Gruyere cheese and rosemary in a palate-pleasing dish that can accompany your favorite meats or hold its own as a meatless main.

Breakfast category winner, Lisa Huff, resides in Wilton, CT. Lisa took breakfast to a whole new level with this savory Mushroom-Herb Stuffed Fresh Toast. Sautéed criminis and an herbed-cheese mixture are sandwiched between slices of hearty Texas toast and cooked until golden brown (then devoured with gusto).

Congratulations to all of our winners and a BIG thanks to everyone who entered. We had a blast giving away Weber Grills each week to 22 lucky entrants and we love seeing your creative ideas for cooking mushrooms every day, in every way. Share your tasty creations with us on Facebook and Twitter and we will shower you with lots of mushroom love! 

Grocery Gifting: Mushroom Display Photo Contest

It’s not a secret that our eyes are drawn to an attractive set-up.  That general rule keeps house stagers and restaurant plating specialists in business.  We know the same to be true for grocery stores and we’d like to reward the shops doing a great job inspiring you to bring some mushrooms home.

Send in a picture of your favorite mushroom displays at your local grocer for a chance to win one of three grocery gift cards ranging from $50-$100. Just send along a picture and small description of why it’s your favorite and you’re officially in the running! All approved photos will be uploaded to the Mushroom Channel where readers can vote on their favorite.

Planning to go to the store this afternoon?  Take a quick pic and get yourself entered!

To Enter:

*Don’t forget to include the name of the store and your town or city

Key Dates:

  • Submit photos from Friday, 2/12 – Monday, 2/22 to*
  • Look for your photo online and vote at from Monday, 2/22 – Friday, 2/26*
  • First, Second and Third place winners will be announced February 27*


  • One entry will be accepted per person; please include your name and  email address or a contact number when submitting
  • Photos that show mushrooms in good taste at the grocery store will be selected and posted to the Channel for voting
  • All entries can be used by the Mushroom Council in future marketing communications
  • 1st prize is a $100 gift card, 2nd prize is a $75 gift card and 3rd prize is a $50 gift card to the featured grocery store.

*Rules have been adjusted to reflect the extended contest announced here.