The Fungi Ally Mushroom Alliance

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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The success of Crowdfunding and its use with fungi

The success of Crowdfunding and its use with fungi

I have recently been apart of several successful indiegogo campaigns and watched several other friends successful raise funds to start businesses or bring ideas into fruition. I have been inspiried to be apart of and watch people’s dreams become reality with the...

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Sun Smiling Valley Farm

Sun Smiling Valley Farm

Several days before Christmas Sarah and I found ourselves in Fresno California. We visited the local farmers market and were delighted to find Sun Smiling Valley Farm (SSVF) vending mushrooms, even more delightening was the fact that they would happily give us a tour...

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Aloha Medicinals Internship

Today Janaury 15th brings me to the mid point of my internship at Aloha Medicinals in Carson City Nevada. Aloha is the largest producer of medicinal mushrooms in the world with thousands of pounds grown and processed daily. They are most noteworthy for their work with...

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Fungi Ally Nov Workshops

This past November we teamed up with Hacker Farm and hosted two great workshops. With about 15 participants each day we were blessed with sunshine, warm temperatures and hot chaga tea. Thanks to all of the participants who came out to learn about fungi! It was an...

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