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Workshop — Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop in NY

The Cornell Small Farms Program is offering a one-day workshop this winter in eight locations around New York State titled: Log-Grown Shiitake: Economics and Management for a Profitable Crop The cultivation of shiitake mushrooms offers farmers and woodlot owners a good opportunity to utilize their forested lands while turning a profit. Start up costs are … Read More

Seeking feedback on Proposal for Dehydrating Farm-Grown Mushrooms in NY

The Cornell Small Farms Program is seeking feedback from farmers for a proposal they have drafted in cooperation with New York Farm Bureau to change laws governing the legal dehydration of farm and home-grown mushrooms in the state. Currently, growers must obtain a 20C food processing license in order to process and sell mushrooms legally. … Read More

Growers: Share your experience in a dry/drought growing season

For many growers, 2016 is turning out to be a tough year for growing mushrooms.   We would like to ask that active mushroom growers take 10 – 15 minutes to share your experience via our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TZK57QB   By sharing, you help us better learn about the concerns and considerations for growers in dry … Read More

Learn to grow mushrooms at 11th Annual Camp Mushroom

June 3 – 4 Hidden Valley Camp, Watkins Glen NY Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 9 am – 4pm Camp Mushroom is Cornell University’s annual two-day event for farmers, woodlot owners, and hobby growers who want to cultivate their own shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms. This year marks the 11th year of the … Read More

New videos on totem and stropharia cultivation

The Cornell Small Farms Program, in partnership with the eXtension Forest Farming network, announce a new series of short videos that detail forest cultivation of lions mane, oyster, and wine cap stropharia mushrooms. The videos detail two methods of cultivation in a series of short clips. The first is known as the “totem” method, where … Read More

Log-grown mushrooms now official crop in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2015   ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development in the emerging log-grown mushroom industry; New York State has officially designated “actively managed log-grown woodland mushrooms” within the meaning of the term “crops, livestock and livestock products,” for purposes of provisions of law relating to … Read More

Mushroom growers able to get insured in 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2015 ITHACA, NY – The Cornell Small Farms Program announces a new development specific to the emerging industry of forest mushroom cultivation, where work between Small Farms, New York Farm Bureau, and Nationwide Insurance has confirmed that insurance policies are available immediately to outdoor, forest mushroom farmers in … Read More

Learn to farm mushrooms in the woods from experts

SOLD OUT – email sfg53@cornell.edu with subject “camp mushroom waitlist” to be placed on the list for cancellations, or another offering in 2015. Camp Mushroom #2 Sunday, June 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm Cornell Campus & MacDaniels Nut Grove   Due to popular demand for Camp Mushroom (see below), which is SOLD OUT, we are … Read More

Growers, researchers gather and share at NOFA-NY Winter Conference

  Saratoga Springs, NY — Farmer interest in the practice of log-grown shiitake mushrooms is growing, as evidenced by recent conversations at the 2013 Winter NOFA – NY Conference held last week. On Thursday, members from a team of researchers and famers from Cornell University, the University of Vermont, Chatham University, and farms scattered thought … Read More

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new and improved home of the Northeast Forest Mushroom Growers Network. This web site and network was born from several years of mushroom research at Cornell University and and a Northeast SARE funded research/extension project, “Cultivation of shiitake mushrooms as an agroforesty crop for New England” Our goal is to encourage adoption … Read More

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