Grower Profile: Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham, Washington

At first glance, mushroom mycelium can be somewhat unassuming. Because it doesn’t look like much is happening, the casual observer might not expect anything from this white filament like substance, slowly feasting it’s way across organic matter. But behind this humble appearance hides an enormous amount of potential energy, which- if properly handled- can be unleashed in the form of …

13 Must Have Mushroom Books

You can pretty much learn everything you wanted to know from the internet. But for some reason, books are still totally relevant and totally awesome! In this post, I wanted to share some of my favorite books on foraging, growing mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms, and some other fun mushroom books worth reading. The National Audubon Society Field Guide To Mushrooms is …

Why Are Some Mushrooms So Hard To Grow?

Why can’t all mushrooms be cultivated? Why are some at the grocery store, and some need to be wild harvested? The sad truth is- not all mushrooms are so easy to grow. In fact, some of the world’s most popular gourmet mushrooms are still only found in the forest. Mushrooms can be broken down into three broad catagories: The first …

25 Types of Mushrooms For Food and Medicine

You might not notice it on a daily basis, but we humans are growing a lot of mushrooms. In fact, worldwide production of all types of mushrooms is in excess of 30 million tons annually. Holy Shiitake! Of course, the familiar button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms take up a large percentage of this total, but there are dozens of other …

How Big Does Reishi Grow? The Story Of The Big Reishi

Reishi is one of the most popular and well known medicinal mushrooms in the world. It has a long history of use, and is typically used by making a tea or tincture. People take Reishi for vitality, immune protection and overall wellness. When grown for medicinal purposes, Reishi are typically relatively small- maybe the size of a dinner plate. But …