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New: Liquid cultures for culinary and medicinal mushrooms.

I'm excited to be collaborating with our friend Megan of Mooshrooms! Megan has been growing culinary and medicinal mushrooms here at our farm, and we've decided to offer these liquid culture syringes so you can grow your own.

We'll be offering them until the end of May, or supplies run out, whichever happens first!

I'll let Megan take it from here:

About:
Mushroom liquid cultures are on of the first steps in cultivating mushrooms. They could be compared to a seed in that they help get you to grow the fruiting mushroom body!

Mushrooms go from Spore -> Agar Dish -> Liquid Culture -> Grain Culture -> to fruiting substrate like sawdust or straw -> Fruiting Body -> to spore, and back round again!

If growing mushrooms is new for you, we have created a procedure zine that will help make the world of growing them a little less daunting. In this zine we explore the liquid culture to fruiting substrate parts of the life cycle. This will give you the tools to fruit your own mushrooms using methods we have gleaned from other educators, friends, and our own experiences. There are a plethora of great youtube channels, websites and books to learn from also.

To grow mushrooms from liquid culture, you will want to make sure you have access to a pressure cooker (an instapot can work) and electric drill. There are many other materials needed that you often have around the house.

Return and refund policy:
Cultures require a very sterile environment to stay uncontaminated. Bacteria and molds grow naturally in all environments and can cause contamination. Because mushroom cultures at all stages can easily become contaminated, we can not take responsibility for the health of the liquid culture after it leaves the syringe. All our cultures are tested by and used by us to grow mushrooms. We use new sterile syringes and needles for each order. If you receive a liquid culture mushroom syringe and there is mold in the syringe we will refund or send a new culture. We cannot offer refunds or returns on cultures that have been contaminated after they leave the syringe.



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Enokitake Liquid Culture
Cultivating Mushrooms zine
Price: $16.00

by Megan Giffen

This zine was created to help spread the love of mushrooms.

I wanted to make this little zine to help consolidate the procedures that I've learned that have worked for me, and to help explain in very simple terms the process of cultivating mushrooms. Someone who knows very little about mushrooms should be able to grab this zine and start their own logs from liquid culture.

It contains procedures for:
-Processing liquid culture
-Processing grain culture
-Processing nutrified sawdust bags
-Making fruiting logs

To connect with me on my mushroom cultivation journey, follow moo.shrooms on Instagram
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Reishi Liquid Culture
Reishi
Price: $25.00

A beautiful and bitter medicinal mushroom. Said to be the mushroom of immortality. Used for teas, tinctures, and decoctions. They tend to form as shelves when growing on logs, and as antlers when growing in jars and bags.

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)

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Lion's Mane Liquid Culture
Lion's Mane
Price: $25.00

One of our favourite culinary and medicinal mushrooms. This mushroom fruits like a little fluffy ball. We love to slice them up and fry them gently on each side with butter and salt. Also, a great brain medicine for post concussions. These mushrooms will grow on logs, or in sawdust bags and jars!

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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Blue Oyster Liquid Culture
Blue Oyster
Price: $25.00

Light blue, culinary mushroom, fruits in bunches like its sister the pearl oyster. Delicate, gentle tasting mushrooms with beautiful, long gills. Oysters are a good beginner mushroom as they are quite an aggressive species. These mushrooms like to grow on logs, sawdust bags and jars or on straw.

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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Pearl Oyster Liquid Culture
Pearl Oyster
Price: $25.00

Grey, culinary mushroom, fruits in bunches like its sister the pearl oyster. Delicate gentle tasting mushrooms with beautiful long gills. Oysters are a good beginner mushroom as they are quite an aggressive species. These mushrooms like to grow on logs, sawdust bags and jars or on straw.

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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Shiitake Liquid Culture
Shiitake
Price: $25.00

A beautiful rich flavoured culinary mushroom. We often fruit these mushrooms on logs outdoors and let them get as big as a portobello or you could let them be as small as a button mushroom, creating different textures. Also a great mushroom to dry and throw in stews and soups all year round!

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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Maitake Liquid Culture
Maitake
Price: $25.00

Also known as Hen-of-the-woods, this hearty, meaty mushroom grows in clusters like oyster mushrooms. A richly flavoured delicacy. They can grow on logs, sawdust bags or jars. This species is a slower growing mushroom; preferring to take their time to grow their mycelium.

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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Enokitake Liquid Culture
Enokitake
Price: $25.00

These are the sweet, little mushrooms you often find in miso soup at Japanese restaurants. They grow in big clusters and are found commercially with white caps and long stems. Grown at home they can be the colour brown instead of white.

- 1 liquid culture syringe (12 mL)


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