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:
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.