The Farm, 680 Muhunoa West Road, Ohau 5570 (towards the coast from SH1 just south of Levin)
The mushroom farmer hot-line: +64 204 098 5657

1. What Size should I get… whats the yield?

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We sell the mini-farms based on their weight. This will have an influence on its overall yield. It’s hard to predict (in grams) what this will be as this will be dictated by your growing environment and in you developing your skills at growing.

Our hunger guide

As a rule of thumb:

  • 5kg mini farm will provide for a couple of BIG mushroom lovers, Plant-based eaters, or small family
  • 4kg mini farm is good for a hungry couple, or a single mushroom lover or plant-based eater.
  • 3kg mini farm is good for a single person, a couple of occasional mushroom eaters.
Bio Efficiency

There is a metric we use in determining the success or yield in terms of its bio efficiency. This is based on the weight of its dry material. This represents half the weight of the bag. So… a 4kg bags dry weight is 2kg. The remaining 2kg is water. (You will read more about the water component in the hydration section).

This means a yield of 2kg of mushrooms over the life of the bag would be a bio efficiency of 100% – and that’s probably a good number to aim for.

How this compares to the price of fresh mushrooms

Whatever size you choose, we have tried to price it so that your potential yield works out at about $28 per kilo of fresh mushrooms. If you are a keen farmer you will do even better. By comparison, we sell fresh Oysters at the market at $60kg and shiitake at $80.

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