Outdoor News video: Grow your own shiitake mushrooms

In this Outdoor News video, Kathy Yerich, author of “Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest,” demonstrates – with help from Mike Hehner – the do-it-yourself process to creating shiitake mushroom logs. Categories: How To’s, Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin Videos Tags: Mushrooming, Mushrooms

Dakota County volunteers blitz through forest for mushrooms

Volunteers helped collect fungi specimens during Dakota County’s first MycoBlitz event at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.A new event providing important ecological information has sprouted in Dakota County. On Aug. 5, 45 volunteers joined Dakota County Parks staff and the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum for the County’s first MycoBlitz, an event to document and collect specimens of fungi in Lebanon…

Erie’s mushroom kingdom: exotic mushrooms abound

ERIE, Pa. — Pennsylvania is far and away the largest producer of mushrooms in the U.S., mostly the white “button” variety, grown on 68 farms mostly in the Philadelphia region. That’s been true for generations. Now, for many reasons – Americans’ widening interest for food grown and produced locally, a focus on low-carb diets, and encouragement of farmers by the…