Baskets or Pallets – Log Grown Mushroom Production, Harvest & Marketing

unnamedOn Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a series of field days to aide in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. These sessions are designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets. The session will be at Toad Song Mushrooms 2320 Centerline Rd. Varysburg, NY 14167. Learn how shiitake mushrooms grow, from selection of logs to sustainable harvesting. The footprint and labor involved in growing clean and marketable shiitake mushrooms will be demonstrated in detail. Other topics will include laying yard location, set up and organization to maximize production while minimizing labor, when to shock, fruiting mushroom logs, as well as harvesting, packaging, and marketing strategies.
The field days are open to 25 participants; preference given to active or retired NYS Military Veterans on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee is $10/person, veterans may apply for stipend to cover cost of attending. For more information or to apply contact Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email

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