The Fungi Ally Mushroom Alliance

How to grow mushrooms outside – Log inoculation

How to grow mushrooms outside – Log inoculation

Below is a step-by-step process of how to grow mushrooms outside, particularly how to grow mushrooms on logs. If you would like to learn how to grow mushrooms outside with wine caps visit this post. There are many different ways to grow mushrooms outside including in...

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Buy mushroom spawn bags from Fungi Ally

Buy mushroom spawn bags from Fungi Ally

What is mushroom spawn and why buy mushroom spawn bags? Mushroom spawn is the “seed” used to plant mushrooms into a new material. Above you can see an example of a mushroom spawn bag. The mycelium has grown through the sawdust and is ready to be expanded...

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Buy Dried Mushrooms from Fungi Ally

Buy Dried Mushrooms from Fungi Ally

Eat a lot of mushrooms? Want to prepare for winter? Buy dried mushrooms today! Whether it’s for medicinal purposes during the cold/flu season or to stock up for cooking, when you buy dried mushrooms you are investing in your future self! You can use them dried for...

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Shiitake plug spawn

Shiitake plug spawn

Add some Fungal Fun in your back yard or garden with shiitake logs, made with our shiitake plug spawn! Shiitake mushrooms are the rising stars of culinary mushrooms. For the last 20 years, the global production of shiitakes has soared, especially in China and the...

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Mushroom Plug Spawn for Log & Totem Cultivation

Mushroom Plug Spawn for Log & Totem Cultivation

Discover the value of mushroom plug spawn for growing your own mushrooms Want to try growing mushrooms on logs or stumps in your garden or backyard? Don’t want to buy any tools? Only want to test out a dozen or so logs? Just cut down a hardwood tree in your backyard...

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Grow Mushrooms at Home – Wine Caps

Grow Mushrooms at Home – Wine Caps

In your garden, under trees at the edge of your property, or along shaded areas of your house — it’s time to grow mushrooms at home with Wine Caps! Do you like mushrooms? Do you buy them at the store and think they are a little too expensive? Or do you...

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How to Grow Mushrooms at Home: Oysters are KING

How to Grow Mushrooms at Home: Oysters are KING

Want to learn how to grow mushrooms at home, including tasty oyster mushrooms? Read on! Growing mushrooms at home can be a rewarding, fun experiment, as well as a fruitful way of producing food from an otherwise under-utilized resource. Common household waste can be...

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Embrace the Spring: Buy Mushroom Spawn!

Embrace the Spring: Buy Mushroom Spawn!

Buy mushroom spawn for your own mushroom garden this spring. Enjoy seeing everything bloom during this beautiful spring time? Want to add a little fungal fun to your already blooming garden? Ever want to grow your own mushrooms but feel like they are too expensive?...

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How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

How to grow shiitake mushrooms – 3 easy ways for home shiitake cultivation. Shiitake mushrooms are the rising star of culinary mushrooms. For the last 20 years, the global production of shiitakes has soared, especially in China and the United States. Now there...

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Mushroom Pot Pie!

Mushroom Pot Pie!

Dylan here- I’m a big fan of using what’s on hand to come up with dishes you don’t see every day. Had a fun time experimenting with mushroom pot pie recipe last week. I used Fungi Ally shiitakes, Next Barn Over vegetables, and Hilltown Grazers ground...

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Spring Inoculations have begun!!

Spring Inoculations have begun!!

We are super excited to start this beautiful spring with inoculations all over Massachusetts! Just a month into spring and we have spread the fungal love to Cedar Rock Farm, the Umass Permaculture Garden, and Cooley Farm. Logs, woodchip beds, stumps, straw, toilet...

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Let the mushrooms grow!

Let the mushrooms grow!

A big day for Fungi Ally and Cooley Farm. Our days of running around for sawdust are over, for the next couple months. We got this delivery of 15 yards of hardwood sawdust to keep our operation growing. We have been busy felling trees, trouble shooting the grow room,...

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March 1st snowy workshop!

March 1st snowy workshop!

Fungi Ally had a great turn out for our first workshop this spring series! In preperation we had to dig out some snow, drop some trees, build a big fire, and brew some chaga tea to try and keep everyone warm and smiling. It may have been a bit early this year but we...

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Spring Workshop Series

Spring Workshop Series

Come learn how to grow mushrooms with Fungi Ally! We will be hosting a series of workshops this spring which are sure to be a great time! We will be visiting several different farms to share the techniques and methods of growing mushrooms we use. The workshops will...

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Simply Manna farm visit

Simply Manna farm visit

This past Friday the students at Aloha Medicinals took a field trip to see Simply Manna, a mushroom farm located just outside of Sacramento. The farm focuses on cultivating a variety of Oyster mushrooms using ingenius small scale automated techniques. The father and...

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For the Love of Fungi!

For the Love of Fungi!

Here at Fungi Ally we aim to improve and disperse information and technology to utilize fungi. Growing mushrooms is just one of the many benefits the fungi kingdom has to offer to humankind. There are multitudes of other amazing opportunities for us to ally with the...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
18
Sat
2017
10:30 am Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Work... @ Fungi Ally
Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Work... @ Fungi Ally
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Workshop @ Fungi Ally | Hadley | Massachusetts | United States
Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Workshop Come join us to learn how to grow your own Oyster Mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms are a delicious edible, medicinal, are able to decompose an oil spill, and make sustainable home insulation.[...]
Dec
3
Sun
2017
10:30 am Mycoremediation @ Fungi Ally
Mycoremediation @ Fungi Ally
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mycoremediation @ Fungi Ally | Hadley | Massachusetts | United States
Did you know that mushrooms have the ability to break down toxic things in our environment like dirty oil, plastic, and chemicals? This process is called mycoremediation. (Image Credit – 1) Mycoremediation is a powerful[...]
Dec
16
Sat
2017
6:00 pm Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop @ Fungi Ally
Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop @ Fungi Ally
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop @ Fungi Ally | Hadley | Massachusetts | United States
Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop Humans have had a sacred relationship to medicinal mushrooms throughout time. The oldest naturally preserved mummy, Otzi the Iceman, was found with two medicinal mushrooms on his body. There are mushroom cave[...]
Jan
7
Sun
2018
11:00 am Cooking with Mushrooms @ fungi ally
Cooking with Mushrooms @ fungi ally
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cooking with Mushrooms @ fungi ally | Hadley | Massachusetts | United States
Cooking With Mushrooms Mushrooms are high in amino acids, nicotinic acid, riboflavin, vitamins B, C, and K, and pantothenic acid. From lowering cholesterol levels to weight management, enjoy a protein filled, low fat, low calorie[...]

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