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Hi everyone!!!! We have been laying low since organizing for the New Moon Mycology Summit. After the event ended and everyone went home, we had a chance to reflect on our business and the past year, and we decided it was time to go back to the drawing board to vision about something that works for us. In order to create that space we have decided to take a mushroom growing sabbatical, and that means no more farmers markets for us this year. Mush Luv will soon be joining Olga from   @smugtownmushrooms   on her 2019 Greece trip!!! Stay tuned for lots of pictures from our travels and updates as the next phase of our business unfolds! . . . Pictured is Themountaintop from our friend   @theartofseth   check out his amazing work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theartofseth?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=539309019 Also pictured is the biggest fruiting of Enoki mushrooms or flammulina velutipes that we’ve ever seen from Thurman, NY with the same fruiting specimen on cardboard!   #newmoonmycologysummit2019     #newmoonmycologysummit     #smugtownmushrooms     #greecetrip2019     #mushluv     #mushlove  


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Doing so MUSH today! Packing online orders, cleaning the shop, the house, packing, printing, and cooking! Oh & LOTS OF REFLECTION! Feeling super grateful that I was able to spend more than 3 weeks home to love on my home, snuggle with my cats, see my friends and family and of course get the quality time in the woods to explore the early fall mushroom season! So grateful to catch some gorgeous flushes of Maitake and Honey Mushrooms and of course witnessing the ever diverse and expansive realm of Fungi in these hills here. I can’t thank the Earth and the rains enough. This is my sixth year returning to Greece in the fall and most of the time I miss the fall mushroom season... not this time! Thanks to everyone for such a great year! Highlight was indeed the   @newmoonmycologysummit   and now the next one is teaching for ten days in Greece! Can’t wait for my SOLD OUT class tomorrow at the   @brooklyngrange   !! We will still have our farm/retail stand going at the   @brightonfarmers   til the end of the year too! Expect lots of updates soon! Ps, releasing 2020 Greece dates next week! Super grateful for this life I get to live. Sitting with that and knowing there so much struggle and injustice out there. Power to all the people!   #smugtownmushrooms     #mycology     #newyork     #fungi     #fingerlakes     #greatlakes     #senecaterritory     #haudensauneeterritory     #myceliatethestate     #mycelium  


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True and False Some Turkey Tail and just a few of their look-alikes! Love me some polypores! Enjoy the fall season y’all !   #smugtownmushrooms     #fungi     #mycology     #trametes     #daedaleopsis     #stereum     #fingerlakes  


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Good morning and Happy belated Autumnal Equinox. I’ve been amazed at the amount of rain and the fungi that have shown up this week! Only a handful of spots left for my one and only mushroom walk I’m offering this year in the Rochester area. Rain or shine! Snacks included at the end of the walk. Come explore the hills south of Rochester with me. SLOW DOWN and listen to what the forest is telling us! We will cover topics of ethical harvesting, wild identification, ecology and how to begin our journey as being stewards of the land. You won’t hear me talking like some TV show chump, telling ya how much some mushroom is worth. That’s on TV already and it’s total crap. So yea, leave the boob tube and step outside and let nature in! Registration is needed to obtain the exact location of the hike! www.SmugtownMushrooms.com   #smugtownmushrooms     #mycology     #fungi     #ethicalforaging     #reciprocity     #love     #fingerlakes     #flx     #magic     #rochesterny     #hemlocklake     #mycelium     #mycorrhizae     #maitake     #grifolafrondosa     #henofthewoods     #wildmushrooms  


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Good morning world! Up before the sun over here and ok with it! Climate actions took place all over the world yesterday and will continue through the week and honestly, hopefully til some change happens! It’s been a while but I’m offering my first Wild Mushroom & Nature walk next Sunday, September 29. This will be the only walk I will offer this season in the greater Rochester area. When I first started Smugtown, we hosted walks weekly. I stopped doing them for the major part because I felt that people weren’t listening. Many were too eager, some literally put poisonous mushrooms in their mouths at the exact time in saying do not eat random mushrooms from the wild without knowing it for sure. Like, I can’t be responsible for that kind of behavior! Haha. There’s this movement to return to nature and the land but we still treat it like it’s a endless resource. My own personal relationship changed immensely with fungi, foraging and gathering from the wild over all. I’m not taking as much. I don’t need to harvest Reishi every year. I barely think twice about how much some wild harvest is worth. It’s not about that anymore. It’s about the sacredness of the spaces were we find these living creatures. It’s about the whole picture. The whole ecosystem. If you’re looking for a class that only teaches you edibles and how much they’re worth in the ‘marketplace’ this walk or any of my classes will not be for you. However, if you long to listen to all the sounds of the land, the birds, the insects and soil then JOIN ME! We are bound to find dozens upon dozens of species of mushrooms. We can’t have mushrooms without the ecology! Register on my website to join me and a small group of folks to explore the beauty of the Western Finger Lakes. Exact location is given upon registration. You won’t find us in the town of Springwater but we’re around there for sure. Lite snacks provided after the walk!   #smugtownmushrooms     #fungi     #mycology     #newyork     #amanita     #mycorrhizae     #fingerlakes     #flx     #love     #justbecauseitstheredoyoureallyneedtotakeit   ?   #dyingforconnection     #trees     #hemlocklake  


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Ok I’m on the Cordy craze. Been obsessing over the Cordyceps Ghee   @cognitivefunction   makes and just so proud at my dear friend   @mycosymbiote   for getting this energy going from the get go. Happy to support   @mycosymbiote   and their endeavors to further the research and development of cordyceps communities in the wild and in the human world too. Heads to   #indiegogo   and support their fundraiser to get their next book out! They’re offering offer perk for donating to their campaign. Show they some love!   #smugtownmushrooms     #mycology     #fungi     #cordyceps     #cordycepsghee     @indiegogo  


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I mixed some winecap spawn in some mulch and spread it under our raspberry patch a few years ago, I reaped the fruits of my labor this morning. Thanks Olga!   #fungisurprise     #smugtownmushrooms     #fungusamongus  🍄


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Come join us next week! REPOST •   @smugtownmushrooms   The forest awaits! The Mycelium is hoping to grab your attention. To expand it further. To feed it and nourish it, as it does you daily. I can’t wait to hang and be in the beautiful   #fingerlakes   over at my buddy Steve Gabriel’s farm and school   @wellspringforestfarmschool   !! Next week join us for a full weekend of mushroom cultivation and foraging! Price is sliding scale and lunch is included! Few spots left, so don’t wait! Lots to learn and it’s just the beginning for this years Fall mushroom season. Thank you so so much!   #smugtownmushrooms     #mushrooms     #fungi     #mycelium     #flx     #ithaca     #newyork     #mycelium     #loveyourself  .


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The forest awaits! The Mycelium is hoping to grab your attention. To expand it further. To feed it and nourish it, as it does you daily. I can’t wait to hang and be in the beautiful   #fingerlakes   over at my buddy Steve Gabriel’s farm and school   @wellspringforestfarmschool   !! Next week join us for a full weekend of mushroom cultivation and foraging! Price is sliding scale and lunch is included! Few spots left, so don’t wait! Lots to learn and it’s just the beginning for this years Fall mushroom season. Thank you so so much!   #smugtownmushrooms     #mushrooms     #fungi     #mycelium     #flx     #ithaca     #newyork     #mycelium     #loveyourself  .


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This is a weekly share of our CSA that offers of customers a firsthand experience of the season. We have oysters and shiitake grown on the farm, along with chanterelle and chix of the woods, foraged. Learn about making mushroom growing a business at our weekend class with Steve and Olga from Smugtown Mushrooms! Sept 20-22. Sign up at events.wellspringforestfarm.com (link in profile)⠀ --⠀   #foraging     #mushrooms     #sustainability     #homegrown     #homesteading     #farmlife     #ithaca     #upstateny     #growlocal     #growyourown     #wellspringforestfarm     #freshmushrooms     #forage     #mushroomsarebeautiful     #mushroomofinstagram     #mushroomlove     #mushroomhunters     #fungi     #funwithfungi     #medicinalmushrooms     #mushroomeducation     #knowyourmushrooms     #mushroomcsa     #smugtownmushrooms  


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Sunshine kissing shiitake - did you know that mushrooms are naturally high in vitamin D and that drying them in the sun can increase natural levels by up to 300%? Learn more about medicinal and nutritional aspects of mushroom growing at our class coming up soon - just a few spots left! (Sept 20 - 22) Events.wellspringforestfarm.com⠀ --⠀   #foraging     #mushrooms     #sustainability     #homegrown     #homesteading     #farmlife     #ithaca     #upstateny     #growlocal     #growyourown     #wellspringforestfarm     #freshmushrooms     #forage     #mushroomsarebeautiful     #mushroomofinstagram     #mushroomlove     #mushroomhunters     #fungi     #funwithfungi     #medicinalmushrooms     #mushroomeducation     #knowyourmushrooms     #smugtownmushrooms  


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Good morning everyone! I woke to see the sun rise again and loved every moment of it! Pictured is me walking up a mountain in the Tzoumerka National Park, located in the Southern Pindus Mountains in my ancestral homeland of Epirus in Greece. You can’t tell but I got a basket full of mushrooms and a heart full of happiness in that pic! When we visit this region we often stop at   @refuge  _melissourgoi Which is at a base of a this beautiful summit and hosts us for many mushroom themed events, food and music! It’s in a lovely part of the country and whenever we are traveling and tell people we are headed to Tzoumerka, locals stop and say... Oooooooo....Tzoumerka! Basically it’s a stunning scene of living and culture that hasnt been disrupted toooo much by modernity. No billboards, no shopping malls, no nonsense, just pure nature and all it’s glory. I have opened a few more spots left for this years FUNGI, FLORA, FOOD & FORESTS OF GREECE retreat! Still offering a solid $500 off the listed price! Better pricing when you travel with a buddy! Offering payment plans and lots of beautiful additions to this trip! Be sure to check the website to more details and please don’t hesitate to contact me for even more details! Come with me! You’ll love it! www.smugtownmushrooms.com/greece2019   #smugtownmushrooms     #smugtown     #rochesterny     #newyork     #flx     #fingerlakes     #greece     #hellas     #tzoumerka     #epirus     #wildmushrooms     #wildfoodlove     #mycology     #fungi     #firtrees     #mycorrhizae     #spores     #ellada     #ecotourism     #mycotour     #mycotourism     #offthebeatenpath     #foraging     #food     #honey     #permaculture     #love  


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Great time at the annual weekend long foray of the North America Mycological Association at Paul Smith's College.   #smugtownmushrooms   and I presented on Hericium (Lion's Mane). The old growth hemlock forests were loaded with reishi and Redbelted polypore Fomitopsis mounceae (pictured). It was known as Fomitopsis pinicola until DNA sequencing differentiated it from its European Genus.   #NAMA2019     #mycologysociety     #paulsmithscollege     #mushroomworkshops     #fungiforay     #adirondackmushrooms     #mycelium     #mushroomforaging  


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THIS WEEKEND! I can’t wait to dip down into the hills and visit the   @cummingnaturecenter   for their first ever Finger Lakes Fermentation Festival! We will be there, set up with our full booth on SATURDAY! It’s the full weekend, but Friday and Sunday are workshop intensive days, group dinners and more. You’ll also get times to meet and hang out with   @sandorkraut   ! Big thanks for   @foodfeucht   and to   @fruition  _seeds for helping make this event possible and bringing such awesome content to our region! We need this stuff! Love me some ferments! Thanks and hope to see everyone there ! https://rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center/nature-center-programs-and-events/item/649-fermentation-festival   #smugtownmushrooms     #ferment     #fermentedfoods     #fermentation     #fingerlakes     #flx     #flxfermentationfest2019     #rochestermuseumandsciencecenter     #rochesterny     #love     #mycology     #canandaigualake     #newyork     #haudenosauneelands     #fungi     #microbes     #wny     #fruitionseeds     #sandorkatz  


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A good start to the week for mushrooms! This week our CSA members and restaurants will enjoy foraged chanterelle and chix of the woods, plus oysters and shiitake (not yet harvested!) from the farm. Learn about the business of mushroom farming with Steve and Olga at our 4th annual mushroom class Sept 20 - 22. Visit events.wellspringforestfarm.com for more info.⠀ --⠀   #silvopasture     #growyourownfood     #harvest     #homesteading     #foraging     #mushrooms     #sustainability     #homegrown     #homesteading     #farmlife     #ithaca     #upstateny     #growlocal     #growyourown     #wellspringforestfarm     #smugtownmushrooms     #chickenofthewoods     #mushroomcsa     #shiitake     #chanterelle     #forage  


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This is chanterelle mycelium - so lush and plump! We are going to be experimenting using traditional korean farming methods to harvest this and move it to our woods! Learn about this process and other ways we can partner with fungi at our annual Fungi Foraging & Cultivation Course, September 20 - 22. See events.wellspringforestfarm.com for all the details. —   #mushroomeducation     #ithaca     #wellspringforestfarm     #smugtownmushrooms     #fungi     #mushroomid     #mushrooms  


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Part of farming is constant troubleshooting. These stringy oysters tell us a tale - of too much Co2 in the grow room! We've since fixed the issue and are back on track. Learn all about many forms of mushroom growing and how to problem solve during our upcoming Fungi Foraging and Cultivation Class September 20 - 22. See our events page for more info: events.wellspringforestfarm.com -   #mushrooms     #mushrooms  🍄   #fungi     #silvopasture     #smugtownmushrooms     #wellspringforestfarm  


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Good morning! The obligatory yearly Summer Reishi selfie! I love this mushroom + I sometimes feel like I ONLY want to grow Reishi I was able to isolate this mushroom & start growing it almost ten years ago, which I found growing on a living Red Oak tree in the city of Rochester in the traditional lands of the haudenosaunee. This Reishi breaks all the rules and loves proving mushroom growing bros wrong all the time. No, it hasn’t been to grain in years, no it doesn’t go to Petri dishes, it just keeps growing... sawdust to sawdust allllll day. It doesn’t care what the books say about growing a mushroom. If we went by the book, we wouldn’t even have this mushroom with us anymore. This mushroom exemplifies how I desire Mycology and our growing world to be like, more rule breaking, boundless, surprising, resilient and radical. This culture doesn’t care about any patents and trademarks, it grows & keeps providing. This culture is CULTURE Creating life, fertility, love, health and wonder! Then we have people in this plane being like, “Thats not the REAL Reishi because is not true Ganoderma lucidum” This mushroom relative holds medicine. Year after year we’re making tincture, drying it’s fronds & making space for this mushroom. It doesn’t need to be DNA sequenced to prove that it is potent. If you really need to put this in a different category of existence and not see what this holds then maybe we aren’t sharing the same pot of tea. Then we have the thread of folks that don’t even think ANY REISHI hold medicinal properties, because it hasn’t been “proven,” cool, more for us ;) Basically. I’m going to keep nurturing this mushroom, this polypore, this ancestor, this wisdom given. It hasn’t failed me yet. It hasn’t taken anything, it’s only given & gifted so so much. I’m in gratitude for its abundance. I’m proud & honored to keep this culture growing and sharing it to those who will feel the same. Nothing makes me happier than seeing this develop into beautiful conks of glimmering lacquered shapes of love. Keep growing and shinning!   #smugtownmushrooms     #mycology     #fungi     #ganoderma     #reishi     #love     #provingbroswrong     #myceliatethestate  


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