We are taking orders for 2021. We will be making sawdust spawn for Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms in loose/bag format only. We will also supply tools and supplies including several types of manual and semi-manual inoculations, bits, adaptors as well as wax and Styrofoam caps for your inoculation projects. Please place orders as soon as possible. Pick-up days – April 24 to May 8, 11:00-5:00. Orders are shipped in early spring as soon as the spawn is ready.
Mycosource Inc. is a small Ontario company specializing in Spawn production for cultivation of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on hardwood logs during the outdoor log inoculation season in North America. We do not supply the raw hardwood logs. You cut or source fresh logs from autumn until spring in preparation for inoculation in April/May/June. We ship both loose and plug-format sawdust spawn on a ‘just-in-time’ basis from April until May. We take orders from January 15 until March 31. We also supply all equipment and supplies that you will need for an inoculation project. NOTE: We produce spawn to fill confirmed orders and cannot promise supply if order is placed after March 31.
We supply sawdust spawn for Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms. These are “wood mushrooms” that grow on wood (trees, limbs, logs). They contain hemicellulose fiber and lignans which give them unique nutritional value and complex flavours.
We are not supplying sawdust spawn in the plug format this season because the plastic ‘packaging materials’ used to manufacture the plug sheets did not perform as desired in the field. We will have loose sawdust spawn in bags. See outdoor hardwood log cultivation. See also http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/
We ship fresh, living spawn as well as equipment in April and May throughout Canada via Canada Post and Purolator.
We offer Customer Support to help you achieve success with your outdoor log cultivation project. We aim to act as an educational enterprise for the dissemination of products and information about mushroom cultivation as part of a diversified and sustainable forest ecosystem. While we no longer have workshops at Fun Guy Farm we offer customers free pick-up days where you can see demonstrations and ask questions – see below. Valuable information can be found in the pages of our website and we provide links to other excellent internet sites and resources. Timing for an inoculation project is important and customers are advised to become informed about timelines for log cutting and inoculation when planning the project. Please take advantage of this information and explore the links provided. Planning and attention to detail pay off with a successful inoculation project.
2021 PICK-UP & DEMO DAYS Saturday April 24 until Saturday May 8 from 11:00am until 5:00pm. Pick-up days are for customers with confirmed orders. We will email a map when order is confirmed and paid.
A valuable resource for information on log cultivation can be found at http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/
A 56 page downloadable manual describing management practices for log-based cultivation is available at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/files/2014/03/Shiitake
PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide Consultation about indoor-based cultivation nor are we producing bulk grain or offering contract sterilization of grain and/or substrate mixes. There is information about indoor-based Oyster mushroom cultivation on our website and on the internet. Please see the ‘Links’ page. We can provide information and answer specific questions about indoor cultivation of both Shiitake and Oyster but we are focusing our business on spawn production for the outdoor log inoculation season in North America. We do not supply either Shiitake nor Oyster spawn year-round that would support a commercial operation. We can make referrals on a one-to-one basis to source spawn outside of our ‘season’. We have discontinued providing autoclave bags and we refer inquiries about bags to ‘What the Fungus’ mushrooms in BC. www.wtfmushrooms.c
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