Our current products include fresh:
We soon hope to add Hericium aka Coral Tooth to our offering or Pekepeke Kiore. This is similar to Lions Mane, for those who know about this important fungus. Unfortunately, due to bio security law, we are unable to grow Lions Mane in NZ.
We use permaculture and regenerative farming techniques, we don't use pesticides, herbicides, or any nasty stuff on our property, we try to use nature wherever possible, which involves developing balanced and natural systems.
Unlike field mushrooms, which grow on composted chicken poop, the mushrooms we grow would naturally grow on decaying trees like Oak, Hickory, and Poplar - plus some conifers like spruce and fir. No dirt, manure, or darkness is used in the making of our mushrooms!
At Ohau Gourmet Mushrooms, we try to grow as naturally as possible. Our method uses a hanging 18kg bag filled with organic Pine sawdust plus some Soy for nutrition. As far as our mushrooms are concerned, they are living happily in an old tree and just hanging around for the right conditions to fruit.
Our grow rooms are constructed from reused insulated shipping containers, lined with stainless steel. This allows us to maintain high humidity, using a high-pressure misting system. Due to the temperate climate of where we live, we do not need to control the temperature much. Just some additional heating in the depths of winter.
We sell our fresh products exclusively at local Farmer's Markets: