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Liquid Cultures

New Liquid Cultures!

Mushroom lovers, get ready to be thrilled! We are excited to announce our latest addition to our already wide range of mushrooms strains: a new line of liquid culture that will take your cultivation game to the next level.

Poisoning a risk when using AI

Mushroom Poisoning A Risk When Relying on AI Generated Field Guides

This image was generated by deepai.org, an AI art generating program. Mushroom Poisoning A Risk When Relying on AI Generated Field Guides Concern has been growing that new foragers might eat a poisonous mushroom if relying on foraging guides written by artificial intelligence (AI). Experts Concerned Both The Guardian and 404 media recently published reports […]

Fire

Five New Fires Threaten Mushroom Farm This week a lightning storm sparked many new fires on the west coast of Canada, including five within a 15km radius of our mushroom farm! Our mushroom farm is in the trees to the left of this of extreme fire hazard. Our mushroom farm first came under threat in […]

Chestnut Mushroom Kit

Chestnut Mushrooms

By Popular Demand We Bring You Chestnut Mushrooms! Pholiota adiposa Pholiota adiposa Chestnut Mushrooms Chestnut mushrooms (Pholiota adiposa) are trending with home growers, and have been the species most requested by our customers this year.  Who wouldn’t be stoked to grow these gorgeous clusters of tasty mushrooms?! A staple of Japanese cuisine for centuries, they […]

We Heard You!

Summer of 2023 brings us a new and exciting Mist & Grow Mushroom Kit that you won’t want to miss!

Wildfire Risk Reduced

Being Held The wildfire that is threatening the farm has been reclassified as ‘Being Held’. This means that the 209 hectare fire is not expected to spread beyond it’s containment boundaries under current conditions.  This is due to the tireless work of 60 firefighters and 2 helicopters that have been working around the clock to […]

Wildfire Threatens Our Mushroom Farm

Wildfire update: evacuation risk has passed for now. Read more here. An out of control wildfire is raging a mere 10 km from our forested mushroom farm in Sayward BC, and we are on high alert for an evacuation order. Despite this uncertainty, we continue to produce fresh mushroom spawn and ship your orders out […]

The Great North American FungiQuest 2022

Grow Mushrooms Canada is excited to partner in Think Fungi’s BioBlitz! Join this epic BioBlitz to document all fungi species across North America (23 countries).  Between September 15 and October 15, 2022, get out and discover fungi, slime molds and lichens, then upload your photos to partner platforms: NatureSpots, MushroomObserver, iNaturalist, QuestaGame, Observation.org, or CitSci.org. […]

How to Safely Identify Wine Cap Mushrooms

Mushrooms are sprouting in your outdoor bed, but how can you tell if they are edible – or a poisonous wild mushroom? Thankfully, Wine Cap mushrooms are not just easy to grow – they are also easy to identify! Buy Wine Cap Grow Kit Learn how to grow Wine Caps Turning Straw into Mushrooms Customer […]

Mushroom Growing Tips Interview Jessica Wolf Part 2

Interview with Mycologist Jessica Wolf Get inspired to grow mushrooms for food and medicine in this two part interview with mycologist Jessica Wolf, co-founder of Grow Mushrooms Canada.   Yarrow Willard visits her mushroom farm in Sayward BC, and the two delve into easy and inexpensive techniques that will have you growing mushrooms in no time.  […]

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The Key is to Keep Cold or Delay Shipping

Refrigeration will delay fruiting for a month or more, and a cold dark basement will slow them for 2-3 weeks.  A sticker on your parcel will alert the recipient to keep it cold.

We encourage you to order early to avoid the uncertainties of the seasonal postal rush, and delay shipping.  To delay shipping, select a date on the checkout page, found directly under your total order $ value.   If you don’t select a date, we will ship in 1-2 business days.

The elves at our family farm are doing our best to keep everything in stock, but we request your understanding just in case we run out and substitute a similar product in order to ship on time.  

Consider also the option of a non-perishable gift, like booksmushroom hot chocolate, or a gift card so that your loved one can choose a living gift when timing is best for them.

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