We had so many positive developments in August! We picked up another small mushroom farm’s lab equipment, we installed a brand new multiple mini-split heating and cooling system, and we expanded our customer base along with the amount of fresh mushrooms we are harvesting.
Artist Lindsay Kirk Started dropping off her work that will be on display from September through October. Her Launch event is Saturday, 9/17 and features the bands Stoker and Century Plants. Visionary Amy will be on site reading tarot cards as well! Suggested donation of just $10 gets you art, music, food, and a chance to enjoy the fungi!
We created several table top mushroom sculptures that were used in our August dinners and are working with the Troy Helderberg Meadworks Tasting room to schedule a “sculpt and sip” night where guests can make their own mushroom sculptures!
Feast of the Fungi with David Stein was a delicious evening of food and fun! Chef Stein made an incredible 5 course dinner for our guests.
Our team prepared and served a dinner at Epsilon Spires in Brattleboro VT before a screening of Fantastic Fungi.
The Monthly Second Sunday Open Mic continues to draw poets from the area for an all open reading that usually goes about 2 hours!
The Trojan floral company, Flower Scout, incorporated our mushrooms in arrangements she made for a wedding.
We were invited to participate in taking some field recordings of mushroom environments with artists Allie E.S. Wist and Lisa Schonberg
We were visited by youtuber shroomday0117! Check out his visit here: https://youtu.be/q7fmatHdA8I
Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello visited to check out our business and talk about ways the city may be able to support our growth.
Our Shed was cleaned out and organized to make clearing our compost blocks easier.
We were visited by a group from the Wildwood program for a field trip! They were so enthusiastic about mushrooms!
The August NYPAC meeting was held at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Ave, Troy, NY 12181) as we have outgrown the capacity of the farm! Monthly meetings will continue at the Sanctuary until further notice.
Our NYPAC September Guest Speaker will be Sutton King from the Urban Indigenous Collective.
Our Gofundme link is still active. While we continue to negotiate with lending institutes, the purchase of the building has been shifted to account for their need for stronger revenue numbers. It is on the horizon! Our new building purchase goal is early 2023.
Tuesday, September 6, 7pm – 8pm: Drop in Meditation
Thursday, September 8th, 7pm – 10pm: Funk Night Dance Party in conjunction with Positive Energy Corporation: https://fb.me/e/3Jg1DDdyS
Friday – Sunday, September 9th – 11th we’ll have a booth at the Tugboat Roundup in Waterford (Our storefront will still be open)
Sunday, September 11th, 2pm – 4pm 2nd Sunday Poetry and Prose
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30pm – 9pm at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th ave, Troy, NY 12181 (TIME OF MEETING MAY ADJUST STAY TUNED)
Saturday, September 17th, 5pm – 8pm Lindsay Kirk Launch with Stoker, Century Plants, and Tarot by Visionary Amy. $10 suggested donation.
Sunday, September 18th, On the Farm Dinner with Chef David Chaiken: To Purchase tickets and see further details see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/409453575667 $60/seat
Tuesday, September 20th, 7pm – 8pm: Drop in Meditation
Saturday, September 24th, 5pm – ? NYPAC Fundraiser House party featuring Sean Rowe
Monday, September 26th, 7pm – 8:30pm at Hudson Valley Community College: Mushrooms,
Mycelium, and More. For details and to register for the class see: https://www.hvcc.edu/programs/community-education/schedules/leisure-special-interest.html#Mushrooms,MyceliumandMore
Tuesday, September 27th, 6:30 – 8:30pm: Mushroom Cultivation Course with the Brooklyn Psychedelic Society at Matka Studios, 456 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. For more details and to register for the course see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mushroom-cultivation-class-tickets-408962005367?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
Thursday, September 29th, 7pm – 8pm: Mushroom Book Club. We skipped August’s meeting so our final Mycelium Running Discussion will be 9/29
Sunday, October 2nd, 11am – 5pm: We’ll have a booth at the Albany Veg Fest. Serving Mushroom Quesadillas, and quinoa, corn waffles as well as our normal festival wares.