Only a month to go before our mushroom course in Mid-Lothian, Scotland, hosted by forager and herbalist Monica Wilde. The course will cover all aspects of mushroom growing, taming wild mushrooms, making mushroom logs, composting and much more. There are still a few places open. The course dates are 28th and 29th July 2018. You can book for both days for the full course or a single day. Booking at Monica Wilde.
This weekend will be the last Mushroom Tables at Farmers Markets for 2016 as we take our Christmas and New Year break. We will be at Growing Communities Stoke Newington Farmers Market on Saturday 17th December and London Farmers Marylebone Farmers Market on Sunday 18th December.
We would like to wish all our customers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. See you all again in 2017 when we return to markets on 14th January 2017
Started picking the first of this years crop of reishi today. Always a very beautiful mushroom. The latin name is Ganoderma lucidum. Ganoderma means shiny skin and lucidum means bright. As you can see from the picture it lives up to its name.
Reishi commonly known as the mushroom of immortality has been revered for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. In traditional Chinese medicine they are regarded as cure all and have been shown to have beneficial effects on immune dysfunction, sugar regulation, liver ailments, fatigue and more. The Chinese name is Ling Zhi.
We will be harvesting reishi over the next few months, it is a slow growing. The next step is to dry them and then they should be ready for our farmers markets from August onwards.
Our good friend and sustainable foraging expert Claudio Bincolletto will be at @The_RHS London show Vincent square tomorrow 2nd April with some of our Oyster Mushroom Kits and Mushroom Dowels if anyone wants to get growing mushrooms this weekend and can’t wait for the post.
There was a problem earlier with all varieties of the log kit showing as out of stock in the Mushroom Table Store. I have corrected this. Only Porcelain Fungus and Many-zoned Polypore are currently out of stock. All the others should be available.