Fruiting Your Shiitake Mushroom Block

Your shiitake block will initially be white and then begin turning brown over the next 4-8 weeks. Ideally, you should introduce your shiitake block to a fruiting environment when it’s at least 50% brown. As the block turns brown, Read more

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Inoculating Sawdust Substrates with Grain Spawn

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A Documentary by Stephen Axford

This is one of the best documentaries on fungi. Stephen Axford’s, “How fungi changed my view of the world”. I love how he teaches through the use of photography. Enjoy!

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Maitake Mushrooms

The Maitake mushrooms that I started growing back at the end of March are now fruiting.

Maitake mushrooms whether cultivated or grown in the wild have an intense flavour and a very nice texture, not that squeaky texture, but Read more

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News from the Farm

The last couple of years have been difficult at Hazel Grove Farm. George was diagnosed with cancer back in March of 2020. With all the COVID-19 lockdowns it made his cancer fight all the more difficult. On July 31, Read more

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Yes, You Can Freeze Mushrooms.

Freezing Mushrooms is Easy

To freeze your Mushrooms for future use, clean, slice, and lay the mushrooms on a cookie sheet. Space the mushrooms out so they’re not touching. Place your pan of mushrooms in the freezer overnight. Once Read more

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Our Online Farmers Market is Open!

We would like to invite you to visit our online store.

Hazel Grove Farm is a small local speciality farm in Deep Brook Nova Scotia.

We produce:• Mushroom Cultures • Mushroom Spawn • Mushroom Grow kits • Fresh Gourmet Read more

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Mushroom Grow Kits

Spent the day working on our Mushroom Grow Kits | Spawn Bags. Checking them over for progress of growth and labelling the kits that are ready.

Mushroom Grow Kits are great for the beginner grower. Within weeks you’ll enjoy Read more

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Growing Mushrooms in Your Own Backyard.

Oyster mushrooms are popular for their ease of growth, taste, variety of beautiful colours and wide range of fruiting temperatures. With so many varieties to choose from, you can’t go wrong, Oyster mushrooms offer a variety of colours and Read more

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Chicken Predators List

I found this graphic on Backyard Chickens regarding Chicken Predators and suggestions on securing your chicken coop.

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