DECEMBER: No Time to Hibernate

December was a month of vigorous activity!  We gathered at the farm for a wide range of events, grew our restaurant customer base, and produced record breaking (for us) amounts of mushrooms! Our dinner on the farm curated by Chef Ria was an incredibly delicious evening! Mushrooms very prominently took the stage in every course! Continue reading “DECEMBER: No Time to Hibernate”

November Notoriety

During the month of November we were showcased through so many news and media streams!  News Channel 6, News Channel 10, the Times Union, Indian Ladder Farms’ Podcast, Cynthia Pooler’s ‘Local Everywhere” Youtube Channel, and the Hudson Mohawk Radio Station!  The Mycelium is spreading!  There are paywalls to the Times Union articles, but you canContinue reading “November Notoriety”

October Celebrations

October is one of our favorite months at Collar City Mushrooms.  The fall’s cooler weather and northeast rains make the landscape really pop with beautiful colors! It is a  perfect time for leaf peeping and fungi foraging!  It also means we’ve been at 333 2nd Ave for 2 full years!  Our team has grown, we’reContinue reading October Celebrations

September: Circling Every Oak

September was a very busy month!  We Spread our spores far and wide!  Multiple events at the farm brought in guests, and multiple venues and organizations fed people with our beautiful mushrooms!  We got into the forest for the beginning of “circle-every-oak” season and found a variety of fresh fungi: Hedgehogs, Coralloides, Boletes, Chanterelles, Chicken,Continue reading September: Circling Every Oak

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.  Artist Lindsay Kirk Started dropping off her work that will beContinue reading August Fungi

July: Constant Growth

July was a month for strengthening the mycelium!  We continued to interweave our threads through various groups and communities. Connecting with Ecovative and MyForest Foods in Green Island as well as a myriad of mushroom friends at the For the Love of Fungi Festival in Ashokan.  With the addition of Etienne and Jamie to ourContinue reading “July: Constant Growth”

JUNE:  The Mycelium Spreads

More and more restaurants and markets are calling for our freshly harvested mushrooms!  In order to meet demand we brought on 2 more Mycelium Managers!  Etienne and Jamie are learning our processes and increasing our transfers per week!  Our team continues to grow! We’ve expanded our in stock grow supplies to include Liquid Culture SyringesContinue reading JUNE:  The Mycelium Spreads