The kids are grown, now what?: Blue Oyster Cultivation

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blue Oyster Cultivation

Mushrooms have got to be one of my most favorite foods (after popcorn of course!). My friend Wendy and her husband Joe live on a farm in upstate New York and one of the things they do is cultivate mushrooms. Their business is called Blue Oyster Cultivation ( I LOVE the name!). They sell a kit that allows you to cultivate your own oyster mushrooms at home.

How beautiful are these pictures? Well, Blue Oyster Cultivation currently has a Kickstarter Campaign going on. What is Kickstarter you ask? It is a web site where you can seek funding to kickstart a project. Wendy and Joe want to publish a field guide to mushroom hunting. Unfortunately publishing a book costs money so we are asking you to help out. Any amount will do. For those donating $20.00 or more there are some pretty awesome benefits:

Donate $20 or more and receive an autographed copy of the book.

Donate $40 or more and receive an autographed copy of the book and a 1/2 ounce each of dried oyster and dried shitake mushrooms.

Donate $75 or more and receive a copy of the book plus 1 LB of maple sugar, 1 1/4 LB of maple crumbles, AND a 1/2 pint of maple syrup!

Donate $150 or more and receive all of the above PLUS a grow your own oyster mushroom kit.

Donate $250 or more and you will receive a guided mushroom hunting foray through the Blue Oyster Cultivation Farm.

I am so excited for this project. Even if you never go mushroom hunting the book is beautifully photographed.

Help out with the Kickstarter Campaign.

You can like Blue Oyster Cultivation on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Drop an email to if you are interested in purchasing a kit to grow your own oyster mushrooms.


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