Posts tagged with: mushrooms

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Our Team Is Growing: Now Hiring Agroforestry Specialist

By Erica Frenay / September 18, 2023

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is continuing to grow, and we are hiring! We are excited to share that the application is now open for our newest team member, Agroforestry Extension Support Specialist. Our dynamic team is working to help diverse small farms thrive and to make farming more equitable. For this position, we’re…

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Upcoming Small Farms Online Course Season Features New Courses

By Kacey Deamer / August 15, 2023

Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? Consider joining one of our more than 30 online courses during live instruction this upcoming online course season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our upcoming online course season will begin live webinars this fall, and…

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Growing Together: Kelly Street Garden’s Community-Centered Approach to Mushroom Cultivation

By Sneha Ganguly / July 3, 2023

Bronx-based community garden is a hub for innovation in urban agriculture. Authors: Sneha Ganguly and Leigh Ollman On a typical weekday at Kelly Street Garden, you’ll find the members of the mushroom cultivation team – Renee Keitt, Pepper Negron, Sunny Vasquez, and DK Kinard – troubleshooting the retrofitted refrigerator they are using to grow different…

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Smart Marketing for Specialty Mushrooms

By Steve Gabriel / April 3, 2023

Results from a 2021 survey of specialty mushroom growers around the USA offer an interesting glimpse into this growing industry. By Kristen Park and Steve Gabriel  In January 2021, the Cornell Small Farms Program conducted a survey of specialty mushroom growers about their cultivation and marketing practices. We want to thank the growers for providing…

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Farm Ops Scholarship: Mushroom Farming 101

By Bailey Colvin / February 23, 2023

This scholarship is to join farmer veteran, David DeLaMater and his wife Mary at Dough Haven Farm on either  April 21 or April 22, 2023. David and Mary will share about their farming experiences, basics on cultivating mushrooms, and potential health benefits. Participants will also view how they utilize logs from Timber Stand Improvement (TSI)…

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Farm Ops Application: BF 153 Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production

By Nina Saeli / January 18, 2022

Farm Ops will be providing the opportunity for 20 military veterans, residing in NY or NJ, to apply for free enrollment into the Cornell Small Farms online course, Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production . This course runs from Tuesday February 22 to March 29, 2022. Cornell Small Farms Online Course Free Enrollment: This will provide access…

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Building an Alternative Supply Chain for Shiitake Mushroom Growers

By Doug Bierend / January 10, 2022

The Logs to NYC project connects city-based mushroom growers with rural landowners and surplus lumber hoping to blaze a trail to lower-carbon living. On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, power tools whirred and wood shavings flew outside the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. In the shadow of Mathilda, a hefty 19th-century tugboat propped…

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Shiitake Mushroom Logs Headed to NYC via the Schooner Apollonia Sailboat

By Steve Gabriel / July 6, 2021

For thousands of years, mushrooms have been grown on hardwood logs from sustainably managed forest lands. Their origins trace to parts of China, Korea, and Japan. Shiitake cultivation on logs is one of the oldest known forms of agriculture. Today, log cultivation is increasingly rare, replaced by technology and now many shiitake in the US…

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Speciality Mushrooms Project Launches Survey for Growers

By Steve Gabriel / January 19, 2021

Did you grow and sell at least $100 worth of mushrooms in the 2020 growing season? Then our Specialty Mushrooms project wants to hear from you. Specialty Mushrooms are defined by the USDA as any species other than Agaricus bisporus (Button/Crimini/Portobello) produced in the USA. Our project is a unique cooperative extension effort that offers technical…

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New Resources Available for Specialty Mushroom Growers

By Anna Birn / March 16, 2020

We are excited to announce the release of a new Harvest to Market Guide for producers interested in growing specialty mushrooms. This resource is the product of a cooperative effort conducted by the Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, consultant growers, and other supporting organizations.  This guidebook is meant to serve as a companion…

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