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The MUSHROOM GARDEN by Back to the Roots is quickest and easiest way to grow fresh, gourmet food at home. Just open the box, cut the plastic and mist twice a day with water (mister is included!).
Congratulations--you’re officially a mushroom farmer. Your garden awaits in a recyclable box pictured on this web page.
You can farm mushrooms in 3 EASY STEPS:
1. OPEN the box,
2. MIST with water (spray mister included!),
3. HARVEST your delicious crop!
Yup. While not quite ready to eat, these eager day until you harvest. mushrooms started growing in just 8 days! With plenty of fresh air and misting, these mushrooms will be ready for your dinner table in no time!
Bonus Tip: Soaking the bag of coffee grounds and mushroom mycelium after cutting the + shaped slit overnight and up to 24 hours does wonders for encouraging a happy harvest.
You’ll know your mushrooms are ready for your next meal when they:
A. Lose their blue/grey color and turn into a lovely shade of brown, cream or white
B. They stop doubling in size everyday!
C. The mushroom’s lamella (or gills)underneath the mushroom cap begin to turn slightly yellowish.
They’re delicious! Enjoy them with your favorite pasta, as a main ingredient staple in delicious tacos or as a topping on your favorite protein.
Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Two months away from graduation, and heading into the corporate world of investment banking & consulting, they came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex's fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of tasty oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. With that one bucket, some initial interest from Whole Foods & Chez Panisse and a $5,000 grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor for social innovation, they decided to forget the corporate route, and instead, become full-time urban mushroom farmers!
Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home as well!
The company continues to grow and accomplish more than just the bottom line. Back to the Roots has:
The Back to the Roots love their mushrooms--especially in taco form :)
1. Cook in a sauce pan:
2. Combine with beans, salsa, and/guacamole to your taste in a corn or flour tortilla
3. Garnish with fresh lime wedge and fresh cilantro
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I got an ok batch of mushrooms the first time, but they dried within 24 hours and I wasn't able to harvest them. The second side of the box didn't produce any mushrooms. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Ben Levine
The kit was a gift for my husband. We had had mushroom farms in the past and loved them. We followed the directions exactly and got a nice crop of mushrooms that dried up and died... Read morePublished 3 days ago by L. N. Wells
The oyster mushrooms were delicious. We breaded and fried them and the kids loved them.The company also donated a kit to a classroom after we shared our photo so thanks again for... Read morePublished 4 days ago by santino
Fun and nummy what more could you want? We did this as a homeschool lesson. It was easy for our son to do required just moments a day and grew fast. Would buy it again.Published 8 days ago by Amber L. Williamsbaldwin
This is great. They even donate a farm to a classroom of your choice to promote mushroom farming!Published 10 days ago by Richard
The mushrooms came up after 10 days. They were very good. Second crop never came up. Payed $20 for one small batch.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Easy to grow, but doesn't yield a lot of mushrooms. Mushrooms were very tasty though!Published 13 days ago by Stephen Hamilton
I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband and my two and a half year old son has become obsessed with checking on the mushrooms. We're going to eat the first batch tonight. Read morePublished 14 days ago by L. Morgan