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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
Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging
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I out of green thumb, and this product did not work at all. Sorry I purchased it.Published 13 days ago by Julia
Great product, it really grew mushrooms at a good rate! Great delivery time as well.Published 16 days ago by cooldude
I bought this mushroom farm to harvest with my four-year-old granddaughter because I thought it would be fun for us to do together and I liked the idea of her making the connection... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Andrea B.
We bought this product from Fresh Market. Even though we noticed that there were several reviews that indicated failure of mushroom growing, we decided to give it a shot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jinhee choi
My daughter gave a kit to me for Christmas, and it was truly a daily delight to watch my batch grow. It grew quickly, changing daily... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim
We received this kit as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed growing our oyster mushrooms! We followed the directions and before you knew it, the mushrooms were big and plentiful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ellen Kirmayer