Mushrooms are steeped in lore and mystery. Their study is known as the science of mycology, derived from the Greek word myco. Oriental medicine has long revered mushrooms for their health-giving and health-preserving properties and modern studies now show that polysaccharides contained in some mushroom species act as immune system stimulants, blood pressure regulators and cholesterol watchdogs.
Growing your own organic mushrooms is a healthy, fun and educational experience. Kits for indoor growing and logs or spawn for outdoor garden culture give you flexibility for year round cultivation.
Mushrooms are a versatile ingredient - Quick and easy to cook, they not only make a tasty addition to almost any dish, but can easily stand alone of the star of a meal as well. Check out of recipe page for some our favorite dishes around the farm. Mushrooms are best stored in brown paper bags, never plastic. If left in the fridge crisper drawer, they may dehydrate naturally. To rehydrate simply soak them in warm, not hot, water for about 20 minutes.
Varieties - All organically grown
Shiitake/Shiang Ku: - Lentinula edodes
Earthy, smokey and meat-like. Great for stir-fry and BBQ.
Oyster: - Pleurotus ostreatus
Beech: - Hypsizygus tessulatus
Light, crisp addition to stir-fry or salads.
Elm Oyster: - Hypsizygus ulmarius
White, delicate flavour best suited to chicken and fish dishes.
Enokitake: - Flammulina velutipes
Float on miso soup for a delicious treat.
Reishi/Ling-Zhi: - Ganoderma lucidum & tsugae
Medicinal mushroom taken as a tea to stimulate the immune system.
Maitake: - Grifola frondosa
Pink Oyster: - Pleurotus djamor
Sweet taste and crunchy texture.
King Oyster: - Pleurotus eringii
Dense, satisfying white flesh.
Lion's Mane: - Hericium erinaceus
Great baked, basted with olive oil.
Yellow Oyster: - Pleurotus citrinopileatus
Cinnamon Cap: - Hypholoma sublateritium
Lovely white-stitched caps can be crisped as a colourful side dish.
Nameko: - Pholiota nameko
The yellowy flat caps are much prized in stir-fries.
Pioppino: - Aegrita agrocybe
White Ferula: - Pleurotus nebrodensis
Turkey Tail: - Tramets versicolor
Fresh mushrooms are stored in brown paper bags, in the fridge.
Dried mushrooms should be stored in airtight containers.