Collar City Mushrooms Turns 1!

This is our 12th blog post!   June 1st, 2020 our LLC was officially listed with the United States Federal Government.  Collar City Mushrooms is now 1 year old on the books.  What an incredible adventure it has been.  From inception, through creation, to operation we are continuing to grow!  We appreciate all of you forContinue reading “Collar City Mushrooms Turns 1!”

April Showers bring MUSHROOMS

It feels like every month so many changes and evolutions happen and March was no exception! Our mycelium has really taken hold and we are beginning to fruit furiously! We were open the entire month and had our official city sponsored ribbon cutting event!  You can watch some highlights with the two following links! ThursdayContinue reading “April Showers bring MUSHROOMS”

In Like a Lion’s Mane

So much can change in a month.  It really is incredible the seemingly exponential growth we have been experiencing.  Our sterilizers are humming away cranking out unprecedented amounts of grain and substrate bags, our cultures are expanding incrementally, our showroom grow room will be online in a matter of days, and our retail space isContinue reading “In Like a Lion’s Mane”

Come In! We’re Open!

Hello February! Wow.  I really can’t believe it.  From making the decision to fully dedicate myself to mushrooms in May, to actually opening a storefront… this has been such an incredible ride so far, and I know it will only get better as we grow and evolve! January was a month with many ups andContinue reading “Come In! We’re Open!”

December: And Away We Go

November was an incredibly busy month for the Collar City Mushrooms team!  We have been continually expanding our grain spawn and substrate bags.  We tapped into the cultures we’ve been collecting and transferred them into grain, ordered 2 new strains from North Spore Mushrooms, and we also took samples from wild foraged mushrooms and createdContinue reading “December: And Away We Go”

November: A Time For Growth

Growth can happen so fast and vigorously.  We have fully occupied the first floor of 333 Second Ave.  We have 5 temporary grow tents in operation.  We have harvested over a pound of lion’s mane, several shiitake, and several pounds of oysters.  This is just the beginning and it has been so exciting to seeContinue reading “November: A Time For Growth”

October Update: We have a home!

We’ve moved all of the mushroom supplies from the basement on Hill St to our farm building at 333 Second Ave.  Building permits have been requested, contractors are lined up, and temporary grow tents have been erected.  We are in business!!  What an incredible journey this has been.  Years of playing around with “what ifs…”Continue reading “October Update: We have a home!”

September is National Mushroom Month!

August was such a great month for Collar City Mushrooms.  We have been constantly expanding our mushroom cultures and honing our processes.  We attempted to grow two different kinds of oysters and some lion’s mane (however, we were using an inefficient humidifier and they got dried out!  We changed our tent up a bit, addedContinue reading “September is National Mushroom Month!”