Mushroom Gifts for All Types of Mushroom Lovers

Buy mushroom gifts for your loved ones who want to grow their own fresh mushrooms at home

The mushroom market is booming and we are happy to see it mushrooming like this! Today we are sharing some info on mushroom gifts for everyone, from the beginning hobbyist with a fascination for mushrooms, to the experienced commercial mushroom farmer. According to Food Dive, the global mushroom market was $34.1 billion in 2015 and that is expected to grow to $69.3 billion by the end of 2024. Doubling in size in under 10 years is  impressive and I believe that trend will continue upwards. People are discovering new types of mushrooms that are putting the common button mushroom to shame, including unique and exotic species like lion’s mane, shiitake, king trumpet, pioppino, and chestnut, among many others. What would a growing industry be without an array of usable products that can help people grow their own food at home or commercially? Food sovereignty is on the minds of many people as the coronavirus pandemic has impacted sales channels. When times get tougher, savvy individuals attempt to weather the storm and one of those methods is by increasing self reliance. We provide an array of growing products and tools that all go great as mushroom gifts. Learn more about each of these below.

Mushroom gifts for beginners

The ultimate mushroom gift for beginners is our line of mushroom growing kits. Each kit is 10 pounds of colonized hardwood substrate that comes ready to fruit. The kits are also certified organic. You can begin using these mushroom growing kits as soon as they arrive and, if you use the kit in ideal conditions for temperature and humidity, you should see baby mushrooms beginning to pin within a week. Overall, you can get your first flush of fresh mushrooms within two weeks of starting the kit. The mushroom growing kit options we offer include:
  • Blue oyster mushroom
  • Shiitake mushroom
  • Golden oyster mushroom
  • Lion’s mane mushroom
  • Black oyster mushroom
  • King trumpet mushroom
  • Chestnut mushroom
  • Pioppino mushroom
  • Reishi mushroom

The blue oyster kit and the shiitake kit are perfect mushroom gifts for beginners who are excited to see mushrooms grow quickly. We believe these kits are the best on the market because of the size and the price point. These kits are bigger than most on the market, and we offer a price that is comparable to others. We even charge for only 6.5 pounds in shipping, even though the kits are each 10 pounds. Let me break down the total numbers for you. Let’s say you buy one lion’s mane growing kit, and with shipping the total price comes to $45 (shipping can be cheaper than $15 depending on where you are located). You fruit the kit in ideal environmental conditions and you receive the max of four pounds of fresh mushrooms over the course of multiple flushes. That would equate to $11.25 per pound of fresh lion’s mane mushrooms. I’ve recently spoken with small-scale mushroom farmers who are receiving $20 per pound of fresh organic lion's mane at a local farmers’ market. Overall, you would be saving money by growing your own lion’s mane at home in ideal conditions than going to the local farmers’ market for fresh lion’s mane. You would also have the joy of growing your own mushrooms at home!

Mushroom gifts for the health conscious 

People are getting into mushrooms because of the healthful constituents in them. I’ve written about many of these benefits before. For instance, you can read all about reishi mushroom benefits in this article. Do you eat lots of shiitakes? You can read about those health benefits here. We currently offer mushroom extracts and dried mushrooms for those who want to reap the healthful benefits of mushrooms. The extracts we offer are triple extracted with cold water, hot water, and alcohol, so you get both the water-soluble constituents as well as the alcohol-soluble constituents. Looking to learn even more about medicinal mushrooms? This class is taught by a naturopathic doctor and a professional mushroom grower so you will be getting the best info around. Learn more about this online course here. We will also be launching a new line of mushroom supplement products in 2021, so stay tuned for that!

Mushroom gifts for taking the leap into commercial mushroom cultivation 

Thinking about taking the leap into small-scale commercial mushroom farming? We have an array of sawdust spawn and grain spawn that you can use if you do not want to make your own sterile spawn. We also offer bulk rates on the mushroom growing kits for farmers who want to grow, harvest and sell fresh mushrooms, but do not have the space or the bandwidth to make their own blocks. Check out our bulk rates on our mushroom growing kits page here. What kinds of mushroom gifts would you like to see in our online store that are not currently there? ------ Sources for this article: FoodDive. Accessed 12/2020.

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