- GROW HARVEST COOK
GROW HARVEST COOK
We have teamed up with wild foods expert and author Hank Shaw of Hunt Gather Cook to get you equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to cultivate your own homegrown edible mushrooms to use in creative, thoughtful recipes.
Indoor Fruiting Block Kits
If this is your first rodeo, our indoor Fruiting Block Kits are a great place to start. We offer beginner species like Oysters and Lion's Mane, as well as others like Shiitake and Nameko. A rotation of blocks ensures a consistent supply of edible mushrooms for cooking!
Organic Sawdust Spawn
If you're looking to grow in garden beds or on logs, our USDA-certified organic sawdust spawn allows you to carryout larger outdoor mushroom cultivation projects. It is hardwood sawdust that has been inoculated with mushroom mycelium.
Organic Plug Spawn
If you're dipping your toes into the world of mushroom log cultivation, our USDA-certified organic plug spawn is a great start. These are wooden dowels that have been inoculated with mushroom mycelium for outdoor cultivation on logs.
There’s nothing like cooking edible mushrooms that you’ve grown (or foraged) yourself. North Spore is here to help you learn the ropes and get started. We recommend watching a few of the videos below to figure out exactly what type of growing fits you best.
Growing edible mushrooms in buckets & containers
You can use buckets or many other containers to grow edible mushrooms for your recipes. Growing in buckets also makes your mushrooms portable, so you can move them to other parts of your yard or indoors depending on weather or season. It's a great beginner method!
Growing edible mushrooms on freshly cut logs
Sawdust and plug spawn can be used to inoculate freshly cut hardwood logs in shady outdoor spots! Watch this video to learn how to inoculate logs to grow your favorite mushrooms.
Growing edible mushrooms in your yard or garden
You can grow mushrooms alongside your vegetables or all by themselves! Watch this video to learn how to use sawdust or grain spawn to make an outdoor mushroom bed.
All North Spore spawn is USDA-certified organic and made from the highest-quality cultures.
Formulated by mycologists, handmade in Maine, USA and 100% guaranteed.
How to make profit from growing edible mushrooms on logs
Our discussion with Max (of Winslow Farm in Maine) delves into the intricacies of his commercial Shiitake log production, exploring production costs, and delving into the dynamic market for his mushrooms as a part of his farm.
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