This 2011 guide walks readers through all the details for starting a successful log-based shiitake operation on their farm. Research combined with farmer advice makes this an invaluable resources for growers.
The “totem” method is recommended for log cultivation of lions mane and oyster mushrooms. It involves cutting stumps or logs into sections and inoculating with spawn between each layer. This factsheet provides step-by-step instructions.
Stropharia Inoculation Factsheet
This resource provides step-by-step instructions for inoculating Wine Cap or Stropharia mushrooms on woodchips or straw. These mushrooms are very easy to grow and can be incorporated into vegetable and perinnial plantings on the farm or in the backyard.
Growing Oysters on Toilet Paper is a great activity to teach the life cycle of mushrooms to all ages.
Buying and Selling Logs for Shiitake Cultivation is a guidance document to help those interested in purchasing or selling logs consider the important aspects of a transaction, including the quality of logs, species, and pricing.
Shiitake Log Enterprise Budget Template offers a simple tool to consider the inputs of materials and labor and expenses to consider for a viable venture.
Indoor Oyster Production Enterprise Template offers a simple tool to consider the inputs of materials and labor and expenses to consider for a viable venture.
Guidance Document for Sale of Wild Harvested Mushrooms in NY is a summary of current regulations around the sale of wild (not intentionally cultivated) mushrooms for the State of New York.