Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Farm
Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Farm grows gourmet, organic oyster mushrooms right out of the box in just 10 days! Just open the box, mist with water, and harvest 10 days later. The Mushroom Farm lasts for months in the box unopened, making a great gift item for kids, families, foodies & chefs!
Organic Mushroom Farm Features:
- Organic Plant-Based Soil (can grow multiple crops!)
- Non GMO Ingredients
- USDA Organic
- Includes Oyster Mushroom Spawn and Spray Mister
- Yields Multiple Crops
- Bonus Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds to Grow with Your Composted Mushroom Kit
Back to the Roots Mushroom Burger Recipe
1/3 cup quinoa
3 small beets, peeled and steamed
1 cup oyster mushrooms
3 tbsp brown rice flour
1/2 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp flaxseed powder
salt and pepper to taste
- Cook quinoa with 2/3 cups of water.
- Add beets, quinoa, mushroom and onion to a blender and pulse until well combined. Keep it a little chunky- don’t blend it so that it’s smooth!
- Add the mushroom mixture to a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of the mushroom burger mix onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and shape into little burger patties.
- Spray the top of the burgers with some cooking spray and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.
- Once done, let cool for 10 minutes and make your burgers with whatever veggies and condiments you love!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of mushroom do they grow?
The kit grows organic oyster mushrooms.
What is the white layer covering the farms?
The white layer is called mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetative state of the fungus (the stage before fruiting occurs!).
What do Oyster mushrooms taste like?
Oyster mushrooms are known to have a very delicate, light, almost nutty flavor. They can be used in any recipe that calls for mushrooms.
What are the health benefits of oyster mushrooms?
Oyster mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low in sodium. They’re also high in protein, fiber and iron, and contain significant levels of zinc, potassium, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, folic acid, and vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B12, plus vitamin C and vitamin D. Recent studies have shown that they have cholesterol lowering and antioxidant properties.
Are the mushrooms organic?
Yes! The mushroom kits are certified USDA organic.
I don't have a green thumb...how easy are the mushrooms to grow?
Anyone can grow the mushrooms. Just water 2x each day and in 10 days enjoy organic oyster mushrooms.
How long can I store the farm before I need to start growing it?
Yes! While each kit is different, you should be able to store your mushroom kit for at least 6 months. Most kits will live up to a year. If you open the box and your mushroom kit still has white mycelium on the outer layer, it’s alive and ready to grow! For best results, store your kit in a cool dark place.
Where should I grow my farm?
Oyster mushrooms need light and oxygen to grow. Keep your kit in a well lit & open area. Prevent your kit from drying out but avoiding direct, hot sun, air conditioners & heaters.
I'm traveling for a few days; is it ok if I don't water the farm?
It’s best to water your mushroom kits at least 2x each day. The mushroom kits can be stored for 6 months to 1 year. Save your kit for a time when you’re able to water each day. If for any reason you’ve started your kit and will not be able to water, re-soak your mushroom kit for at least a few hours when you return home to rehydrate the mycelium.
When & how should I harvest the mushrooms?
Below are the key indicators that your mushrooms are ready to harvest:
- They have stopped doubling in size daily
- They have turned from a dark gray/blue to a light brown (in cool climates) or pearl white color (in warmer climate)
- They have a distinct brown ring around the edge of their cap
You can harvest your mushrooms by pulling them off the kit -- caps and stems. The whole bunch will 'snap' off the substrate naturally. Be sure to harvest all of your mushrooms (large & small) at the same time.
How long do the harvested mushrooms last for?
Your fresh mushrooms can last for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated. Refrigeration will dry the mushrooms out a bit. Simply soak the dried mushrooms in water or your favorite broth before cooking and they will plump back up!
My mushrooms are dry, can I still eat them?
Yes! Simply soak the dried mushrooms in water or your favorite broth before cooking and they will plump back up!
How many mushrooms will grow from the farm?
Each mushroom kit is unique and will produce a different amount of mushrooms. For best results keep your kit in a well circulated area or near an open window for oxygen & water as much as possible. Kits that grow only a few mushrooms typically have large caps (3”-4” in diameter), while kits with a lot of mushrooms, will have smaller caps (approx 1” in diameter).
- Mushrooms love fresh air, so placing your kit next to an open window can really encourage the mushrooms to grow.
- Oyster mushrooms like light. Place your mushroom kit in a bright area-- filtered light is best.
- Moisture is extremely important. You can tell if your kit is getting enough water because you will be able to see visible drops of moisture trapped beneath the plastic flaps. The more water the better; don't be afraid of over-watering your mushroom kit. It's impossible!
About Back to the Roots:
"In a college class, we learned mushrooms could grow entirely on spent coffee grounds. After watching hours of how-to videos and turning our fraternity kitchen into a big science experiment, we eventually decided to give up our corporate job offers to instead become full-time mushroom farmers. What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion to Undo Food and reconnect families back to where it comes from through fun and delicious ready to grow and ready to eat products.
And that passion to Undo Food is what took us from organic mushroom kits to stoneground breakfast cereal. Sometimes, we want to grow food ourselves, taste the absolute freshness, and show kids how mushrooms or herbs grow. And at the other times, we're busy, running out the door, and we just want to eat something - like breakfast cereal - that's already been cooked for us. But we believe the underlying trust, transparency, and consciousness shouldn't change from the produce aisle to the grocery aisle, or from ready to grow to ready to eat. We believe in a future where all food comes from the kitchen, not a lab; and where R&D teams aren't biochemists, but our grandparents.
We hope you join us & the Back to the Roots family as we work to Undo Food and connect back to where it comes from.
Alejandro & Nikhil