Smiling Shiitake Logs

As I was leaving the farm yesterday, I looked up and noticed our pile of inoculated shiitake logs smiling back at me.

A happy pileThis year, I have been working as Allen Matthews’ Research Assistant on a project focused on market assessment for forest-grown shiitake mushrooms in the northeast. As we work on our research, in coordination with shiitake producers around the region, we all are looking forward to harvesting more delicious forest grown mushrooms when the weather warms.

It seems that the logs are enjoying the winter just fine though.

Smiling shiitake log

 

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About katiecaminadora

Katie is a northern California native sojourning in Pittsburgh in pursuit of an MA in Food Studies at Chatham University. In addition to manipulating agricultural products through cooking, fermentation, canning, and other forms of preservation, she enjoys digging her hands in the earth, goat-wrangling, and getting outdoors at every opportunity.

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