Winter projects

We’ve certainly had our share of winter weather this year, but that hasn’t stopped us from working on some new projects. In January we started a new batch of shiitake mushroom logs, and we are expanding oyster mushroom production this year as well. Our market season doesn’t start back up until late April, but we’ve already got the first round of seedlings started in the greenhouse.  If you’ve missed our eggs at the market, you might be able to find a dozen at Little House Green Grocery, along with a ton of other local goodies.  Winter is also the perfect time to sign up for a share in our CSA. All the details and the registration form for 2014 can be found here.

Gus inoculating logs with shiitake mushroom spawn.

Gus inoculating logs with shiitake mushroom spawn.

Teal with the new shiitake logs.

Teal with the new shiitake logs.

Eggs from our flock of laying hens.

Eggs from our flock of laying hens.

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Shiitake

Last week we welcomed the farm’s newest residents: Shiitake mushroom logs! We were able to purchase these logs from our friends over at Root Force Collective Farm who shut down their farm at the end of last season. The logs are dormant during the winter, but should provide us with a crop of delicious shiitake mushrooms for market during the spring and fall.

Shiitake mushroom logs.

Shiitake mushroom logs.

Each log has been inoculated with shiitake mushroom spawn.

Each log has been inoculated with shiitake mushroom spawn.

In other news, if you’d like to see Pine Fork Farm’s produce featured in another of Michele Humlan’s delicious creations, then head over to River City Good Eats!