Posts tagged with: mushrooms

Farm Ops Application: BF 153 Indoor Specialty Mushroom Production

By Nina Saeli / January 18, 2022

This application is closed. Please view our Farm Ops Event Series page to see upcoming opportunities for veterans.  

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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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Shiitake mushrooms grow on a log

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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Growing Mushrooms: Young Farmer Discovers a New Passion

By Amy Wu / January 13, 2020

Haga clic aquí para leer en Español. Seemingly overnight a backdrop of straw and plastic transform into an explosion of pink. Flamingo-colored mushrooms surface through an Everest of plastic bags packed with straw. There are hundreds of pink mushrooms in a wide spectrum of sizes and shapes, some of palm-sized and others as tiny as…

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New Community Mushroom Educator Program Offered in 2020

By Steve Gabriel / January 10, 2020

Join our new network of educators to learn how to grow and sell mushrooms, and teach these skills in the community you serve. With support from USDA-SARE and USDA-AFRI, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell Small Farms Program is partnering with Just Food, Farm School NYC, and Grow NYC to offer a two-year Community Mushroom…

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August Mushroom Webinar to Cover Low-Impact Outdoor Growing

By Kacey Deamer / July 29, 2019

The next installment of the Cornell Small Farms Program’s specialty mushroom project’s ongoing monthly webinar series is coming up on August 7 and will be held at 6 p.m. EST. Click here to sign up for the free webinars. During our August webinar, learn about the ways mushroom can help solve complex social and environmental…

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mushrooms growing next to tomato plants

The ABC’s of Almond Agaricus Mushrooms

By Mary Ellen Kozak / July 1, 2019

This warm weather mushroom is superlative in any garden. Meet the cousin to the white button mushroom, crimini and portabella: Almond Agaricus (Agaricus subrufescens). This sweet, fragrant summer mushroom is much easier to grow than its cousins. In fact, it can be grown in your garden compost. Just like button mushrooms, it grows in compost,…

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mushrooms in a bed of straw

Upcoming Mushroom Webinar to Feature Budget Tools and More

By Kacey Deamer / May 30, 2019

The Cornell Small Farms Program’s project focused on specialty mushroom farming enterprises is holding a monthly webinar series highlighting the latest research and stories from experienced growers around the region. These free webinars will occur on the first Wednesday of each month, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and will be recorded and posted…

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