Today WVMS was supposed to visit the Mushroomery on a field trip, but due to the coronavirus, all of our spring forays and social events have been cancelled. At the beginning of the year our Membership Director, Beth, organized a bulk buy from the Mushroomery. Our membership benefited by getting to try and grow their own mushrooms from these wonderful kits.
The Mushroomery offered our members Blue Oyster, Lion's Mane, Shiitake, and Chestnut Mushroom kits. They inoculate substrate with the mycelium of these mushrooms and with proper care, we can grow our own mushrooms at home! Our members ended up ordering over 200 kits.
The board decided on delivering the mushroom kits to our members that ordered them, because we did not have a meeting this month to collect kits. So we have made arrangements and a few of our members offered to deliver kits from McMinnville to Silverton to Tualatin to Albany and everywhere in between.
Today, my kids and I went out to the Mushroomery to get most of the mushroom kits. We went alone for social distancing etiquette, and the three of us loaded up all those kits.
I brought them all home and organized all of the orders with my youngest pulling bags from the back of the truck. We got everything in the right groups and I headed out to deliver the bulk of the bags to the members who will deliver them to front doors.
A huge thanks to Beth, Patrick and Jessica for helping with all of these deliveries. This was massive undertaking and it could not have happened without our amazing and generous members.
I hope to see wonderful fruiting mushroom photos and delicious recipes in the next few months.
If you are interested in getting your own kits, or other mushroom stock, check out The Mushroomery, https://www.themushroomery.net they have worked with WVMS for years, and we can't say enough good things about them.