Welcome to Mushroompeople!

Grow your own protein!

Delicious Shiitake, Oyster, Maitake, Reishi, and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms.

Excellent Mushroom Spawn Since 1976. Cultivation Tools, Shiitake Starter Kits, Books and Videos, Supplies for Sterile Work, and Ready-To-Fruit Mushroom Kits.

Thinking about growing mushrooms in hardwood logs? PLEASE CLICK HERE for the detailed instructions.

For prices and a description of our mushroom species and products, please go to Our Products List on the left of this page, and click on any of the items there.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SPAWN: Please check here BEFORE cutting your logs or ordering spawn! The strains in stock can change daily.

  • SHIITAKE PLUG SPAWN:  We have strains – 510, 512, 852, 855, and 910 –  available.  We are currently back-ordered on 853
  • SHIITAKE SAWDUST SPAWN We have all strains – 510, 512, 852, 853, 855, and 910 – available.
  • OTHER SAWDUST SPAWN: Phoenix Oyster, Tree Oyster, Reishi, Maitake, and Lions Mane are all available.
  • OYSTER GRAIN SPAWN: Warm temperature-fruiting Phoenix Oyster in stock.  The cool temperature Tree Oyster is currently back-ordered.
  • READY-TO-FRUIT MUSHROOM KITS: Shiitake, Oyster, Reishi, and Lions Mane are available. These make great gifts and are a good introduction to growing mushrooms.

INCREASE YOUR SELF-RELIANCE  In addition to protein-rich and immune-stimulating mushrooms, imagine being able to grow your favorite veggies in 1/5th the area, using 1/5th the water, and requiring 1/5th the labor (30 minutes a day), and never having to turn a compost pile again! We combined the radically simple Square Foot Garden method with advanced Lasagna Gardening and, of course, got a Square Foot Lasagna Garden©.  Growing veggies, herbs, fruit, and flowers is easy and fun for the whole family – kids love it and pitch right in! No power tools are needed, and it can be done in any type of soil, even hard pan, without digging. We carry both best-selling books, Square Foot Gardening and Lasagna Gardening.

Straw-Insulated Solar Greenhouse Do-It-Yourself Plans. Solar greenhouses are perfect for Square Foot Lasagna Gardening raised beds, and for growing Shiitake & Oyster mushrooms year ’round. The logs are propped vertically in the shade of the trellises on which tomatoes, beans, peas, and melon vines wind upward.  If you plant your seeds directly in the solar greenhouse beds in early Spring, you can say goodbye to indoor seed germination, potting, repotting, gradual outdoor hardening, and finally transplanting in the garden.  Imagine relaxing in year-round warmth surrounded by flowers, vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms, protected from Winter cold, storms, sun, and droughts.  Bird mesh under the glazing keeps out birds, deer, rabbits, and squirrels when you roll up the plastic or remove the panels in Summer. Do-it-yourself plans $6.00

Concerned about global warming? Growing trees and applying biochar to your garden soil is one of the best ways to sequester atmospheric CO2.  Biochar is wood charcoal that has been ground up and “charged” in a compost pile. Biochar makes the richest living soil on the planet. It creates fertility, tilth, and water- retention ability while it sequesters CO2 in solid form over hundreds of years. Our book The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates combines epic history with practical measures for  sustainability and the good life – the best guide for regreening the planet!

Commercial Shiitake Growers:  We offer discounts for large orders of spawn (click on the discount icon to see the table), Quotes over the phone only, on toll-free (866) 521-1555 late mornings, or email us at mushroom@thefarm.org. We accept discount orders only by phone.

Mushroom Workshops in Tennessee  For details e-mail Cliff Davis at spiralridgepermaculture@gmail.com

We accept all major credit and debit cards online. 

We ship “best way” Priority Mail within the United States, the cost depending on your the items, weight, and value. If you have special shipping needs, please call us at (866) 521-1555 late mornings, or email us at mushroom@thefarm.org.   

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS  WE DO NOT SHIP SMALL ORDERS OF SPAWN INTERNATIONALLY (< US $200).  DO NOT GO THROUGH CHECKOUT, because the shipping table rates there apply to U.S. domestic deliveries only. Obviously we cannot send orders internationally at the same rates as domestic ones!  Please click on the Shipping Page for information on how to order by phone or email. If you somehow manage to order online, we will cancel the order and make a full refund to your card account, minus a handling fee.

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