Classes & Events
These free webinars will occur each month and will be recorded and posted for later viewing at www.CornellMushrooms.org and at the Small Farms Program YouTube channel.
NOV 13, 3:00pm EST -- STEVE GABRIEL on Financial Planning for Mushroom Enterprises, guests TBA
DEC 4, 3:00pm EST -- STEVE GABRIEL on Sourcing Logs for Shiitake, guests TBA
Previous webinar recordings can be found on your YouTube Channel via this shortlink: https://tinyurl.com/2019MushroomWebinars
(BF 151) Growing Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Woodchips
This course trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, and economics of farm scale woodland mushroom production. Students will learn the basic biology of mushrooms, cultivation techniques for shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms, proper conditions for fruiting, management needs, and harvesting and marketing mushrooms.
This course trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, and economics of farm scale indoor commercial production. Students will learn the basic biology of mushrooms, cultivation techniques, proper conditions for fruiting, management needs, and harvesting and marketing mushrooms.
Grower Email List
The NYS-CCE mushroom list is open to any active and interested growers who want to discuss mushroom growing and enterprise development. You do not have to reside in NY to join the list. We welcome and encourage participants to ask questions and discussion various aspects of cultivation on the list.
Please follow these simple rules:
1) STAY ON TOPIC: We are here to discuss specialty mushroom cultivation and any associated topics around the production, harvest, and sales of mushrooms.
2) DON’T REPLY TO THE LIST: If you are responding to an individual. Email them directly instead of hitting “reply” and keep the list to conversations that benefit the whole group.
3) POST WITH RESPECT: The people on this list come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Please make sure anything you share is respectful and sensitive. There is a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate content and you will be removed from the list permanently if such instances occur.
To join, fill out the form below, or read on to learn how you can join manually. Allow 2-3 business days to be added.
Cornell Mushroom Grower Listserv Sign Up
Welcome! Please enter your name, email, location, and type of grower and we will add you to the list. Your information will be kept private and only used as part of a summary of all responses.
We do not endorse or recommend any particular spawn producer but rather provides this reference of suppliers in alphabetical order.
Like with a seed company, it is recommended that you check out a supplier and ask good questions before making a decision.
Field and Forest Products (Wisconsin)
N3296 Kozuzek Road
Peshtigo, WI 5415
Fungi Ally (Massachusetts)
Fungi Perfecti (Washington)
Order Line: 800-780-9126
PO Box 7634
Olympia, WA 98507
Mushroom People (Tennessee)
560 Farm Road
P.O. Box 220
Summertown, TN 38483 USA
Mushroom Mountain (South Carolina)
129 Merritt Rd
Liberty, SC 29657
Mycosource Inc (Ontario, Canada)
: 21 Maple Avenue
Canada M4W 2T5
Farm: R.R. 1 Goodwood ON Canada L0C 1A0
North Spore (Maine)
Phone: (207) 845 -3500
Smugtown Mushrooms (New York)
Find Mushroom Logs
We are currently in the process of updating our directory of farmers, loggers, arborists, etc who are interested in supplying fresh cut logs for shiitake cultivation.
These directories are being expanded to the NORTHEAST US, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
One need for aspiring shiitake mushroom growers is to source sustainably harvested small diameter logs, known as “bolts,” for production. Bolts need to be free of defects and scarring on the bark, and are usually around 4 – 8” in diameter and about 36” long. Suitable species include Oak, Sugar Maple, Beech, and several others. Read more about specs in this FACTSHEET: