If you’ve had our pates and butters, you love them! They make great gifts and are also perfect for parties. We’re offering a few different sampler boxes for anyone who wants to stock up for the upcoming holidays. Our pates and butters freeze beautifully, so have no worries about needing to eat them up right… Continue reading Mushroom Pate and Butter Flights
As we mentioned back at the beginning of March, we got a grant from the Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (through the Lakewinds Food Co-op). With the funds we purchased the Okuda “Pegasus” Semi-Automatic Inoculation Tool. Sounds fancy, huh? It is actually pretty fancy! Okuda is a Japanese company and they make these inoculator machines individually,… Continue reading Introducing: our very own Pegasus
We were the recipients this year of a grant from the Mill City Farmers Market to help start up some indoor mushrooms. Our outdoor season is mostly over so there is finally time to start building the indoor fruiting chamber and getting mushrooms going. Last weekend we cleared an area in the pack shed and… Continue reading Indoor fruiting chamber is under way
If you’ve cooked even a few of the recipes I’ve shared in the last year and a half you should have a good pile of mushroom stems saved up in your freezer. Now you can turn all those tough stems into yummy mushroom stock! I made mushroom stock last weekend because we ended up with… Continue reading Recipe: Mushroom Stock
Hmm, “volunteers” usually means mushrooms, but in this case it means actual people! Last weekend we welcomed several folks to the farm to help with various projects. We picked some apples, filled all the holes in the shade structure (yay!), picked some mushrooms, and moved some logs. It was fun to have several folks out… Continue reading Volunteers!
We haven’t had an open house or anything on the farm for quite a while. It’s time for that to change! We’ll be hosting several volunteer days throughout the month of September. Come on out to the farm for a tour, see what we’re up to, enjoy some sort of mushroom meal, and help us… Continue reading Volunteer Days!
Last weekend I was looking at the Almond Agaricus bed from afar. You may remember from a couple months back when we started that bed. We dumped in compost, the spawn, and then covered it all in a layer of straw. And now the bed was covered in grass! Darn grass. I was worried about… Continue reading Hello Almond Agaricus!
Okay everyone, you can file this one under, “messing around with sacred family recipes.” My mom found this recipe when I was growing up and we had it all the time. It was easy to make and we all loved it. I’m not sure what the original recipe called for, but we definitely made it… Continue reading Recipe: Broccoli Rabe
This might just be the laziest (or weirdest) recipe to date! Last week I had an excellent lunch all ready…and then I forgot it at the farm. Back in Minneapolis the stores were closed and I had nothing in the kitchen but a few boxes of macaroni and cheese…and mushrooms of course! Could those work… Continue reading Recipe: Mac ‘n Cheese ‘n Mushrooms
We’ve had quite a crop of baby Shiitake this summer. These are mature Shiitake that are just very small. Light levels, mushroom log fruiting frequency, or weather conditions cause this to happen. But they are fun to work with – all you have to do is remove the stem and throw the whole mushroom in… Continue reading Recipe: Pasta and Baby Shiitake