Pick-Up and Demo Days 2021. Saturday April 24 until Saturday May 8. 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. COVID restrictions will be followed.
Q & A and demos throughout the day – as far as COVID allows with masks and distancing in place.
To pick up pre-ordered and pre-paid spawn for outdoor shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation and pre-ordered inoculated hardwood logs. When you confirm your order we will supply a diagram / map to Fun Guy Farm.
These pick-up days will be open exclusively for customers with confirmed and paid orders at no charge. Customers can visit the farm to pick up their orders for spawn, equipment, supplies, and/or pre-inoculated logs. At the same time, tour the farm, see a demonstration inoculation, and ask questions. This format allows you to avoid shipping costs on your order and to see first hand how hardwood logs are inoculated and managed for the spawn run and for harvesting. You can purchase bits and adaptors at the farm on the pick-up day while supplies last but it is best to order these when you place your order for spawn. We do not stock extra equipment or supplies and you don’t want to be disappointed. We refer our customers to the Cornell University website mentioned on our homepage for comprehensive information about outdoor log cultivation.
It is advised that you do some research prior to pick up so that you are prepared with questions about your specific concerns. We will provide printed materials by email attachment for spawn use and log management when you place your order . We will have some printed materials on hand on pick-up days. Further information about the log inoculation process and about log management is available on the Cornell University website and there are a number of other websites with valuable information and videos.
Please note that we are no longer selling books which are available at Amazon.com. We recommend the books “The Shiitake Growers Handbook” by Paul Przybylowicz, John Donoghue and “Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms” by Paul Stamets. Armed with some basic information you will be in a position to ask pertinent questions about specific details concerning your project. Of course, we will be prepared to answer your questions and to assist you in every way that we can no matter what your level of understanding. We will be happy to answer your questions about storage, packaging, and marketing as well.
Dates and Hours: 11:00 – 5:00 Saturday April 24 until Saturday May 8
Location: Fun Guy Farm. Approximately 5 kilometers south of Goodwood, Ontario and just a few kilometers directly east of Stouffville, Ontario. We will provide detailed directions to Fun Guy Farm when you place your order.
Note that large spawn orders should ideally placed well before March 15. Smaller orders can be placed as late as March 31 but we cannot guarantee supply of either spawn or equipment for orders placed after March 31.