A picture of the working fruiting house
The shiitake fruiting house is now up and running beautifully! We had a few adjustments early in the season, as we figured out how to keep it at the right... Read more
The hoop house is done! The hoop house is done!
We are super excited to let you know the hoop house is done!
The lower part of the walls and the vents were finished a couple weeks ago:
And then... Read more
Fruiting House progress
It has been two months since the last update. Time flies when you're building a Fruiting House!
We've been taking pictures of the progress over the last two months (June... Read more
I didn't realize we'd be doing so much construction work on a farm...
One of my volunteers said something like this the other day. Not all farms have infrastructure like ours to build, but more and more do, and so we step up... Read more
About that fruiting house…
We’ve had a full month and Jeremy has been working hard at the farm. Clearly I, the farmer’s wife, need to take over these updates or none will be written... Read more
0 seconds to go - the campaign is over & we made it!
To our wonderful backers,
Thank you so much!! Thank you for being part of this adventure with us. Many of you shared about the project on Facebook, Tweeted about it,... Read more
We did it! and what did we fund, anyway?
Now that you've all teamed up to fund this project, I wanted to go into a bit more detail about it. Of course we’re building a “shiitake fruiting house,” but... Read more
Our mission to "do no harm"
We're entering the last lap of our Kickstarter campaign. We have $6000 to raise in 4 days! This is a bit daunting, but then we've already raised $14,000 and there... Read more
Behind the scenes
Welcome and thanks to the seven new supporters today! We’re putting a dent in that $20,000 and continuing to spread the word for the 7 days left to us. We’re... Read more
Outtakes video (with apologies to The King's Speech)
We're over halfway toward our goal! We've got another 8 days; we can totally make it! Please keep telling your friends about this project.
We promised to release the outtakes... Read more
Halfway, but not quite halfway!
Hello supporters and mushroom fans!
Here we are at the halfway point of the campaign. We haven’t raised half the goal, but we’re getting close! We’ve been updating Facebook and... Read more
Moving logs: A history
After a long bitterly cold winter, Minnesota is finally starting to warm up. The season for outdoor mushrooms is quickly approaching which means there is a lot of work to... Read more
Yesterday was a day of contrasts for our campaign. It started very early with me driving to Eden Prairie to meet with Laura Hedlund and Karen Olson of Food Freedom... Read more
Cherry Tree House (Mushrooms)
Happy Friday everyone! Here in Minnesota we woke up to 10.5 inches of snow! I had a radio interview this morning, but luckily it was for an online show so... Read more
Since we launched our Kickstarter campaign yesterday we've gotten a lot of attention. And we've gotten a lot of pledges - we've raised our first $1000! Thanks for showing up... Read more