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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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This item grew a lot of mushrooms. it did not sprout the second time until recently, about two months later. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Eric Lichtenstein
The bag was not fully colonized when I received it. It has not grown at all after following the instructions. I have not had any trouble with similar mushroom kits. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by ted tyler
I was disappointed in the product. First it was infested with moths and had grown mushrooms in side the box before even opening it.Published 1 day ago by Tiffany B.
I carefully followed the instructions on this kit, and it produced absolutely no mushrooms. Not one. I never even seen one attempt to sprout. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mary
This project was so much fun to eat and grow we bought another as son as we could awesome fun and delicious.Published 6 days ago by gamer
This looked like a really fun idea. I purchased the mushroom kit for a friend as a present. He followed the instructions to the letter. We got a few mushrooms to grow on one side. Read morePublished 7 days ago by janet
only bloomed on one side and it tasted funny. I thought I was getting oyster mushroomsPublished 13 days ago by Tammy Chase
Followed the instructions to the letter. Been over a month and nothing.Published 13 days ago by Harry Watkins