The "Ends & Pieces and FUNky Cuts" Collection of Mushroom Logs
Our natural wild Red Alder (hardwood) logs (Alnus rubra) are carefully selected and sustainably-harvested by hand from our private, old growth forest on the southwest slope of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. We harvest the trees at the peAk of their health and vigor, during their dormant season when they are plump from the mountain rains, and bursting with the energy of our mineral-rich volcanic soil...always exciting!
We process and inoculate our largest log lengths with carefully-selected strains of gourmet, edible mushrooms, including Oyster, Shiitake, Chicken of the Woods, Lion's Mane, or Reishi, using locally sourced Pacific Northwest organic mushroom spawn, and populate our 'shroomery's log "laying yards" in the dark, cool forest.... VERY exciting!
THIS unique collection of mushroom logs uses up the last bits of our seasonal log harvests, and are the odd sizes, the funky cuts, and "too smalls" and "too shorts" for our 'shroomery's needs, but are WAY too wonderful for firewood....so we rolled up our sleeves, gathered up our tools, and inoculated them all...so we could offer them to friends and neighbors at local farmer's market, where they are always a big hit...and to help spread the enthusiasm and knowledge about the ancient art of growing gourmet edible mushrooms on REAL logs....the old school way! We are proud to make them available here, to YOU!
We've classed these gorgeously-prepared mushroom logs into four basic sizes (all sizes are approximate because each log is distinct!) ...small, medium, long, and totem,...and use up the last of each batch of our mushroom spawn or dowels to keep a really nice, constantly updated selection!
Simply choose your log size and then your mushroom type and make your purchase using our safe and secure online checkout. Your log will be shipped to you right away and will arrive inoculated and incubated and nearly finished colonizing and will be ready to bloom when the time is right. Depending on the species, your log should bloom within the first year, and continue to bloom and provide fresh, gourmet mushrooms for years to come! We've already done all the work for you...all you have to do...is wait!
To help your log bloom at its earliest, just keep your mushroom log inside (indoors) with you during its FIRST winter while it finishes colonizing (anywhere a human is comfortable and out of direct sunlight or drying drafts.) Come spring simply decide whether you want to grow your mushrooms inside or outside. Note: mushrooms don't die during the winter freezes...they simply go dormant, so keeping your log protected its first winter, means mushrooms SOONER! Soon...and many times...and for years to come... you'll be harvesting your own fresh, log-grown, organic, gourmet edible mushrooms!
Your log ships with a simple, one-page instruction for growing and fruiting your mushroom log, either indoors or outside. More about caring for your log is also provided in our blog post here, "HOW to care for your mushroom log."
For help choosing your mushroom type, or for more information about our mushroom types, please browse our blog library to the left. If you'd like assistance CHOOSING your log, simply contact our "FUNky CuTs" Crew using our "contact us' link.....we'll LOVE to hear from you!
Get some YUMMY UMAMI into your tomorrows!...grow Mushroom Logs lovingly crafted for you by the "FUNky CuTs" crew at tahoma'shroomery!