This last week we got the Almond Agaricus in the ground. We brought in a big load of compost and filled up the beds on the south side of the Almond House. Yesterday we made our plan then folks got busy! That would be Cyle, our Production Lead, David, our current WWOOFer, and Megan, our… Continue reading The Almonds are “planted!”
We are getting a lot of projects done on the farm right now. The first one was to get the shade fabric back up. We take this down each fall when the logs go dormant and wait until the danger of snow has passed before putting it back up. One year we put it up… Continue reading Almond House re-do
Good news #1: Almond House The first good news is that we finally got enough cardboard to cover the entire Almond House! Hooray! Our employee Cyle started moving in old logs to delineate the beds. We’re making plans about how much compost to get and when to have it delivered, what wood chips we can… Continue reading Progress and Good News
We are still inoculating away! We need to do over 500 logs a week to get done by the end of May. Our employee is feeling better and is back on the job (yay!) but we had yet another delay this week when our compressor broke down. The manufacturer isn’t even sure how it could… Continue reading Inoculations continue
Can you tell we’re excited about fresh mushrooms?? This journey began almost two years ago when we applied for and got the Next Stage Grant from the Mill City Farmers Market Charitable Fund. Our project was to build an indoor fruiting chamber so we could grow mushrooms inside during the winter. Someday I’ll write up… Continue reading Fresh mushrooms!
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!