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Do you love mushrooms? Our beautifully photographed field guide eases you into the magical world of mushroom hunting.
Do you love mushrooms? Our beautifully photographed field guide eases you into the magical world of mushroom hunting.
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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:

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    Mushroom Lover - A copy of the book, one 1/2 oz. each of dried oyster and dried shiitake mushrooms.

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    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.

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    Blue Oyster Cultivation Sampler - All of the above, plus a grow-your-own oyster mushroom kit.

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    All of the above, plus a guided mushroom foray on the Blue Oyster Cultivation farm with Joe Rizzo.

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