Do you love mushrooms? Our beautifully photographed field guide eases you into the magical world of mushroom hunting. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 17, 2012.
About this project
Hi there! We are Blue Oyster Cultivation, a family-owned mushroom farm in Ithaca, NY. Joseph Rizzo, the owner and head cultivator, is a former botany teacher and has been photographing, foraging and cultivating mushrooms for most of his adult life. As a gifted photographer, Joe has been inspired to publish a book about his favorite fungi.
Favorite Finger Lakes Fungi is a collection of Joe's favorite mushrooms found in the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. It is also a practical introduction to the magical world of mushroom hunting that you can take with you while hiking through the woods.
$1500 we will enable us to buy publishing software and print 100 copies of the book. Contributors will receive a copy of the book and other great rewards, many of which we produce right here on our 75-acre woodland farm.
Here are some of the great photos that will appear in the book:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
$1 gets you our deepest appreciation!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
Contribute $5 for a mention on our Facebook page.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
A $20 contribution gets you an autographed copy of the book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or more
9 backers Limited (41 left of 50)
Mushroom Lover - A copy of the book, one 1/2 oz. each of dried oyster and dried shiitake mushrooms.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
4 backers Limited (31 left of 35)
Maple Lover - A copy of the book, plus one pound of maple sugar, one 1/4 pound of maple crumbles and one 1/2 pint of maple syrup. All products are made from 100% pure New York maple from our own maple trees.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Blue Oyster Cultivation Sampler - All of the above, plus a grow-your-own oyster mushroom kit.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
All of the above, plus a guided mushroom foray on the Blue Oyster Cultivation farm with Joe Rizzo.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)