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Classes & Events

Free upcoming webinar series on commercial specialty mushroom production from Fungi Ally and Cornell Small Farms

Attendees of this online series can apply for ongoing mentoring as they develop and implement a business plan for growing mushrooms commercially. Ten growers will be accepted for intensive support from the project team in exchange for keeping track of labor and economic data while starting and operating their enterprise in the growing season of May 2020-Oct 2020. These growers will aim to grow and sell 30+ pounds of mushrooms per week through the growing season.

The class will cover:

  • Developing a mission goal and strategy
  • Developing a production budget
  • Developing a mushroom crop plan for the growing season of 2020
  • The classes will also include introduction to mushroom farming including, developing grow rooms, methods of cultivation and the expected economics of them
  • Question and answer periods during and after each class

 

Wednesdays 6:30-8 PM EST

Feb 5, 12, and 17

SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS HERE

More info on the project: https://fungially.com/growing-mushrooms/

 

NOTE: Anyone can attend the webinars, but due to the course of funding, applications are restricted to Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under sub award number LNE19-376.

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Previous webinar recordings can be found on your YouTube Channel via this shortlink: https://tinyurl.com/2019MushroomWebinars

Online Courses

Woodland Mushroom Cultivation

(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.

Indoor Specialty Mushroom Cultivation

(BF 153) Making good use of farm buildings for mushroom production

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.

Happy Mushrooming!

Supplier Directory

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.


Amycel (USA)

http://amycel.com/

Oyster Spawn

Field and Forest Products (Wisconsin)

fieldandforest@centurytel.net
http://www.fieldforest.net

(800) 792-6220
(715) 582-4997

N3296 Kozuzek Road
Peshtigo, WI 5415

Fungi Ally (Massachusetts)

http://fungially.com/
fungially@gmail.com

978-844-1811

Fungi Perfecti (Washington)

http://www.fungi.com/
info@fungi.com

Order Line: 800-780-9126
Phone: 360-426-9292

PO Box 7634
Olympia, WA 98507
USA

Lambert (Pennsylvania)

https://www.lambertspawn.com

Mushroom People (Tennessee)

http://www.mushroompeople.com/
mushroom@thefarm.org

(931) 964-4400

560 Farm Road
P.O. Box 220
Summertown, TN 38483
 USA

Mushroom Mountain (South Carolina)

http://www.mushroommountain.com/
sporeprints@gmail.com

864-855-2469

129 Merritt Rd
Liberty, SC 29657

Mycosource Inc (Ontario, Canada)

http://mycosource.com/
office@mycosource.com

416-402-9755

416-963-5520

Office
: 21 Maple Avenue 
Toronto ON
Canada M4W 2T5
Farm: 
R.R. 1 
Goodwood ON 
Canada L0C 1A0

North Spore (Maine)

http://www.northspore.com

info@northspore.com

Phone: (207) 845 -3500

Smugtown Mushrooms (New York)

http://www.smugtownmushrooms.com/
smugtownmushrooms@gmail.com

585.690.1926

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.

Mushroom logs on a trailer

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:

DOWNLOAD THE FACT SHEET (PDF)

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