Micro Farms America – Where Quality Matters

Micro Farms America – Where Quality Matters

We have been working with Micro Farms America (MFA) and its founder Virgil Carrington. MFA is a small micro farming business bringing locally produced farm and garden products to the Bloomington, Indiana area. He says: “MFA is part of a movement that realizes the...
New Unicornbag Tumbler

New Unicornbag Tumbler

For best results with your spawn run, it is necessary to fully mix the spawn with the substrate after it is sealed in the bag.  Shaking the bag by hand helps, but does not fully do the job.  Some mechanical shakers can damage the bags and lead to contamination.  We...
Bags and Bottles

Bags and Bottles

Some highly automated growers use bottles in their production system. These bottles have filters on them to protect the mushrooms during incubation, but problems are developing. Contamination has been happening more and more often. The problem seems to be filters that...
Mushroom Bags

Mushroom Bags

Plastic bags used in mushroom Spawn Production   Non Filtered bags in spawn production This method is used extensively in Asia and in environments where filtered bags are either unavailable or too costly. Usually bags of 15 to 17 cm wide and about 30 cm long with...
Spawning Bags of Grain

Spawning Bags of Grain

The following photos show how grain is inoculated with mushroom mycelium to produce spawn. Mushroom logs are produced about the same way except that spawn is used to inoculate the mushroom substrate that is typically a sawdust mixture. Click on any photo to enlarge it...

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