RMS Growers specializes in growing fresh mushrooms using natural log substrates to produce high quality products in a non-resource intensive manner. The logs are harvested with sustainable forestry practices in mind, inoculated with spawn from proven producers and left to peacefully colonize in a shaded outdoor environment until they become ready to "fruit". Our products and services include the following:
Fresh Mushrooms - available through local farm markets and wholesale accounts. Information on the 2020 seasonal outlets will be published
Shiitake - available consistently mid-May through October
Various types of Oysters (pink, yellow, white)- several flushes early summer through mid-fall
Microgreens - available year round, fresh and local
Plus many more, custom requests can be supported
For folks that wish to grow and harvest mushrooms at home we offer several products including:
Fully prepared individual shiitake logs - fully colonized and ready to produce mushrooms (please see the gallery pictures). These logs will produce mushrooms for 3-4 years.
Fully prepared individual oyster logs - ready to produce mushrooms in the fall. These logs will produce mushrooms for several seasons.
Shiitake log packages which includes 6 logs (more or less available) and an onsite consultation - produce high quality fresh mushrooms virtually all season
NEW - Shiitake Log Kits - the same concept as the individual logs above but kits contain multiple smaller log chunks and a soaking pail for forced fruiting. With 8-10 log chunks you can produce mushrooms weekly throughout the growing season.
Shiitake Log Inoculation Workshop - now scheduling April 2020 log inoculation appointments. Visit onsite in Granby CT, inoculate your own logs to take home and learn how to produce fresh mushrooms. Includes all materials, use of tools and full instructions. A $20 fee applies and logs are $12 each.
Are you a CSA in Connecticut or Western Mass looking to add fresh shiitake mushrooms to your offerings? We can offer larger quantities of prepared shiitake logs and the supporting consultation to enable you the add this product for the 2020 season. Packages can be customized to fit virtually any circumstances, please contact us to discuss.
Please note all products and services are available in the central Connecticut region only.
For a discussion about log-based growing techniques please visit - https://youtu.be/bp-i_GIrVFQ
For a brief article in a local paper - https://www.nornow.org/2018/07/04/9151/
Link to online store: https://rms-growers-llc.square.site/