Christmas Orders
Christmas Orders

Mushroom grow kits make the perfect living gift. Sure to bring delight and much fun – not to mention food on the table – for many months ahead

Marinated Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)
Marinated Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)

This super quick recipe only takes 5 minutes to make, an hour to marinate, and is delicious as an appetiser or snack, or added to an antipasto platter. Perfect for people with tummy trouble aka IBS and hip to the FODMAP jive.

Oyster Mushroom Soup (Low FODMAP)
Oyster Mushroom Soup (Low FODMAP)

Low FODMAP soups can be hard to find, since a lot of soups have onion, garlic or high FODMAP vegetables. This one doesn’t. Perfect for people with tummy trouble, IBS and hip to the FODMAP jive.

Roasted Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)
Roasted Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)

These savoury mushrooms are perfect as a side dish to pair with your main meal or simply as a snack. This dish is perfect for people with tummy trouble like IBS and grooving to the FODMAP jive.

Potato Cheese Gratin with Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)
Potato Cheese Gratin with Oyster Mushrooms (Low FODMAP)

This is comfort-food for any season, baked until golden brown and bubbling. Lovely as a side dish with any roast meats or vegetable dish.

FODMAP diet: why Oyster Mushrooms are No. 1 in fighting IBS
FODMAP diet: why Oyster Mushrooms are No. 1 in fighting IBS

Have IBS & following the FODMAP diet? mushrooms have been off the menu (due to high levels of mannitol)… But, according to Monash University, Oyster mushrooms are safe to eat.

Fathers Day
Fathers Day

Mushroom grow kits are a perfect gift for Dad. They are sure to delight as they’re a gift that keeps on giving… for months into the future. We also have gift vouchers so you can send him one right up till the last minute.

Prepping for Covid: 6 reasons to grow your own mushrooms during lockdown
Prepping for Covid: 6 reasons to grow your own mushrooms during lockdown

Prepping for Covid? Mushrooms are the ultimate survival food, here are 6 things you should know. As a primary producer, we are still able to work at alert level 4, and NZ Post is still making deliveries.

Fantastic Fungi – watch it now!
Fantastic Fungi – watch it now!

Fantastic Fungi is now on Netflix. It’s an award-winning documentary exploring the mysterious world of fungi. Their unique and essential (life-enabling) role on the planet. Not to mention, their ability to fight cancer and mental...

8 reasons Oyster Mushroom are the ultimate plaything for the foodie
8 reasons Oyster Mushroom are the ultimate plaything for the foodie

For the foodie, Oyster mushrooms are playful. They work well in any cuisine, and satisfy plant-based and “meat-eaters” alike. By the way, they pair well with any white meat, including fish.

Number 1 reason why vegans LOVE mushrooms
Number 1 reason why vegans LOVE mushrooms

Mushrooms are at the centre of the vegan revolution. Why? Because they have similar nutrition as meat products but are plant-based. They’re the ultimate meat alternative.

Deep Fried Vegan Oyster Mushroom Calamari
Deep Fried Vegan Oyster Mushroom Calamari

This vegan calamari recipe only requires a few simple ingredients & takes less than 30 minutes to make. Serve it with freshly squeezed lime juice or dipping sauce. It is light, crispy and absolutely yummy.

Vegan Fried Chicken (hint, it uses Oyster Mushrooms)
Vegan Fried Chicken (hint, it uses Oyster Mushrooms)

Yes, this is plant-based ‘fried chicken’ using Oyster Mushrooms. Perfect for lunch, entrée, or party finger food. And so ‘moorish’ you’ll most likely make a double batch the second time around!

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Stew
Vegan Creamy Mushroom Stew

This dish is quick and easy. The garlic and white wine elevate the flavours to make this a rich and silky smooth stew. Great for plant-based and meat-eaters alike.

The different stages of a mushroom grow
The different stages of a mushroom grow

If you are growing one of our mini-farm (mushroom grow kits) here’s some photos showing the different stages. This will help you know what to look for or what to expect.

Mushrooms are No. 1 Vitamin B monsters (The Ultimate guide)
Mushrooms are No. 1 Vitamin B monsters (The Ultimate guide)

Everything your mother never told you about Vitamin B. Oyster mushrooms is a plant-based food that covers the Vitamin B group with the exception of B12. But, 50g dried Shiitake gives the daily recommended amount.

Oyster Mushroom USDA nutritional value
Oyster Mushroom USDA nutritional value

For those interested in the full nutritional breakdown of Oyster Mushrooms – here’s what the USDA has determined.

Why are mushrooms the ultimate meat alternative
Why are mushrooms the ultimate meat alternative

Due to their unique vitamin & mineral content, protein profile, not to mention their awesome flavour & texture mushrooms are the ultimate meat alternative.

Find out how mushrooms can boost your immune system
Find out how mushrooms can boost your immune system

Mushrooms have been scientifically proven to boost the immune system and fight illness. Find out why they do this and how you can benefit.

How to get Vitamin D without popping pills (or skin cancer!)
How to get Vitamin D without popping pills (or skin cancer!)

Learn how mushrooms can boost your Vitamin D levels – essential for people on a plant-based diet, especially in winter. Lack of Vit D will affect your immune system and bone health.

Vegan Oyster Mushroom Spaghetti with Basil and Tomato sauce
Vegan Oyster Mushroom Spaghetti with Basil and Tomato sauce

Try this dish if you want a healthy, “meaty” vegan pasta dish. This recipe is very easy and great comfort food! The wine, chilli, and meaty texture of the oyster mushrooms make this delicious.

Oyster mushrooms with baked eggs, potatoes, spinach and cheese
Oyster mushrooms with baked eggs, potatoes, spinach and cheese

A Mexican dish, baked this in a pan. So, get your cast-iron on! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a meat-free dinner. Oyster mushrooms are so versatile!

We’re on Radio New Zealand!
We’re on Radio New Zealand!

Jude and I are really stoked to have been a feature on Radio New Zealand’s “Country Life” program. This was a feature-length interview that included some grunts from little pig and quacks from ducks. In the program, we talk...

Pink Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Pink Oyster Mushroom Tacos

Pink Oyster Mushroom recipe: These fresh oyster mushrooms, sliced and cooked in a barbecue-flavoured Mexican sauce, taste great and have a nice chewy texture. A delicious meat-free recipe for weeknight tacos – vegetarian carnitas!

The Future of Food – AgriFoodWeek
The Future of Food – AgriFoodWeek

As one of just a handful of producers (read 4), we were super excited to be invited to be guests at AgriFoodWeek in Palmerston North. This was a great opportunity to talk with leaders in NZ food science and production. The event focused on...

Wwoofing Experience
Wwoofing Experience

We have a woofer program where we share our knowledge of mushroom farming, running a small business, and a permaculture farm. We’re interested in people that have already had experience in the woofer program and had positive reviews.

We’re growing Turkey Tail
We’re growing Turkey Tail

We now offer fresh Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) in limited quantities. One tray is about 80g. This is a traditional Chinese medicine so manly used as a health supplement.

Feature in Lifestyle Block Magazine
Feature in Lifestyle Block Magazine

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest Lifestyle Block magazine.

Interview on Radio NZ
Interview on Radio NZ

We’re stoked to have been invited by Kathryn Ryan to be on RNZ 9-noon show today at 11:30am.

Build a humidicrib
Build a humidicrib

Looking for a place to store or grow your mushrooms? Here’s a cheap and simple solution. Bonus, as a mini greenhouse you can also use it to grow shoots or microgreens!

Oyster Mushroom Quesadilla
Oyster Mushroom Quesadilla

Quick and easy, but sure to delight. Great as a snack for 4 or a low cal but a nutritious, plant-based, meal for 2. Time to get your quesadilla on!

Mushroom Carnitas Tacos
Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

Going for taco Tuesday? Taco’s and Pink Oyster mushrooms are a match made in heaven. You have just got to try this.

Feature in Capital Magazine
Feature in Capital Magazine

Another lovely article that chronicles our journey from high-flying corporate execs to humble mushroom farmers. Find out more about our organic permaculture farm and lifestyle. Here’s a link to it...

Time to become a Shiitake master
Time to become a Shiitake master

Everything you need to know to obtain a 10th dan shiitake blackbelt can be found here.

Our policy on plastic
Our policy on plastic

We see ourselves as custodians of our own waste. What plastic we can’t recycle we melt down and extrude into bricks that we can use around the farm.

Oyster Mushroom Sliders (Vegan)
Oyster Mushroom Sliders (Vegan)

This is an fun vegan recipe that is sure to go down well with even the most hard core meat eater. It features a chipotle barbecue sauce, that has the right amount of tang, sweetness, and heat.

Vegan Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Vegan Oyster Mushroom Tacos

These tacos are the perfect solution to a quick weeknight meal. Prep the cabbage slaw and guacamole while the mushrooms roast and dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Cuisine Magazine

Food writer, Ginny Grant from Cusine magazine, was intrigued about our Pink Oyster Mushroom Kit so bought one and ran a feature article about the ease of growing it along with some delicious recipes to try. Here’s a link to the online...

The Pink Oyster Mushroom
The Pink Oyster Mushroom

AKA Pink Flamingo Oyster Mushroom is a tropical variety of Oyster mushroom,  named after their vibrant pink colour. Their scientific name is Pleurotus djamor. They are in the Pleurotaceae family, along with the Phoenix or grey oyster mushroom...

The Phoenix, or Grey, Oyster Mushroom
The Phoenix, or Grey, Oyster Mushroom

The Phoenix, or Grey, Oyster Mushroom is fairly common throughout the planet. They were first commercial cultivated, by the Germans, during World War One. Now they are a gourmet mushroom staple.

Oyster Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tarts
Oyster Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tarts

This is the perfect light snack for a summer afternoon. It goes even better with a bottle of Chardy. It’s also sure to delight some special friends who popped over on short notice.

Oyster Mushroom Soup with Egg Flower
Oyster Mushroom Soup with Egg Flower

One of the most popular uses for Oyster mushrooms in chinese cuisine is soup, where they retain their fleshy texture and infuse delicious flavour.

Creamy Oyster Mushroom Pasta
Creamy Oyster Mushroom Pasta

A winter favorite. Oyster mushrooms are awesome with pasta and make a great alternative to chicken.

Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms
Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms

Always a favorite, and perhaps the simplest way to cook mushrooms. See this recipe for a special tip.

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