August Fungi

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. 

Etienne and Jamie in the lab
New Equipment
Nico at the new flow hood
Mini Split Air Conditioning and Heating Unit for the Lab

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!

Artist Lindsay Kirk and Avery hang some of the new paintings

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!

Mushroom Centerpiece sculpture

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.

Chef David Stein prepares the appetizer course
Smoked King Trumpet Carpaccio
Feast of the Fungi

Our team prepared and served a dinner at Epsilon Spires in Brattleboro VT before a screening of Fantastic Fungi.

Amy and Corinne take pictures of Dave as he plates the dessert
Epsilon Spires Dinner
Dessert: Rice Pudding served on a Pioppino and Pear Compote with Lion’s Mane Caramel

The Monthly Second Sunday Open Mic continues to draw poets from the area for an all open reading that usually goes about 2 hours!

Second Sunday Open Mic

The Trojan floral company, Flower Scout, incorporated our mushrooms in arrangements she made for a wedding.

Colie from Flower Scout picks up fresh mushrooms 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

Recording the sounds of a mushrooms environment

We were visited by youtuber shroomday0117!  Check out his visit here:

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.

Shed Reorganization

We were visited by a group from the Wildwood program  for a field trip!  They were so enthusiastic about mushrooms!

Wildwood Program Attendees

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.

New York Psilocybin Action Committee meeting at the Sanctuary

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:

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:  $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:,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:

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. 

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