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There is a lot to talk about in the world of mushrooms. This blog is dedicated to help small scale urban mushroom farmers grow a profitable business. The topics we cover vary from DIY mushroom perforating bag machine to complete farm set up and the marketing communication aspects of modern urban mushroom farming.

How to choose your mushroom cultivation method

Profitable mushroom farming was what we wanted to do when we started cultivating mushrooms in 2013. But we were not knowledgeable about the subject. I have eaten mushrooms but that was about it. ;-)

When we started our mushroom farm, we began with oak logs but abandoned that cultivation method...

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How to start a mushroom farm

After working 15 years in financial services, most of the time at insurance companies, I decided it was time for a change. I no longer felt connected with that branch, the way it treats its employees and its customers. I wanted to change my occupation and do something with sustainability. But I...

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The advantages of an online mushroom course

It was december 2018, when we had to move module 1 of our online mushroom course from our previous platform. We where running the course on a Wordpress site with a membership plugin based on WishList Member™. For some reason the site got hacked and our customers could not log in.

We...

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The impact on the environment of a small urban mushroom farm

Your impact matters! Why? Allow me to explain.

Thanks to the policy of the national Dutch government, traditional agriculture has only one knob to turn. That is scale. If prices fall, and with that the income of the farmer, the solution for the farmer is to produce more to compensate for the...

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How to make a basket for straw pasteurisation

The corona measurements are having an effect all over the world. And although our urban mushroom farm is resilient to shocks, we had to adjust to the reality around us. One of those things was the sudden decline in coffee grounds. 

As you might know, our urban farm grows oyster mushrooms on...

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Perforated bags for mushroom cultivation

We did the first video on how to make perforated bags for mushroom cultivation on May second in 2016. A lot has changed since then. Our farm has grown, we do a lot more substrate. That means, we need a lot more substrate bags. We believe in DIY, so we created our own device. Finally we found a...

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Our mushroom substrate recipes

In August 2019 we asked a simple question. What piece of information, insight or knowledge about growing mushrooms, is valuable for you? We asked because we wanted to up our game in sharing relevant content with you. 

In the first two months of 2020 almost 300 people have...

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The most important price argument for fresh mushrooms

We have been playing with the thought of doing a blog about this topic for a long time and we have been postponing it. Until today. The idea first came to mind when my co-founder Mark Slegers mentioned a peculiar "behaviour" of mushrooms, while they are longer on the shelves.

As...

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The mushroom life cycle on your farm

You can find a lot of information about the mushroom life cycle on the internet. But we find that within this images, there are some parts missing. That's we we have redone the most commonly found image in the internet about the mushroom life cycle. Our version includes a time...

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Urban mushroom cultivation and the climate emergency

It has been a while since we posted a blog. But last week the European Parliament declared the climate emergency and although we typically will not refer to this institution, this time it got our attention. 

For those of you who are new to our blog, a short explanation on our absence in the...

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