Growing Mushrooms With Guest Mike Hatfield

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On today’s podcast, I’m joined by Mike Hatfield of Flyway Family Farm in southern Illinois. Mike along with his wife and young daughter have a 9 1/2 acre homestead where they do a little bit of everything but their main crop is mushrooms. Mike shares with us a little bit about how he and his wife got into homesteading and how they eventually ended up focusing on mushrooms as their cash crop.

Mike and I discuss a variety of topics.

The process of growing mushrooms indoors and outdoors.

The business of selling mushrooms at Farmers Markets and through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

The medicinal benefits of mushrooms.

The possible environmental benefits of growing mushrooms.

How to get started growing mushrooms on your homestead.



Where to get started growing mushrooms on your homestead.

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“Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.”Paul Stamets

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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 356 Pages - 10/01/2005 (Publication Date) - Ten Speed Press (Publisher)

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Harold Thornbro

Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Public Speaker, Teacher, Homesteading and Permaculture Enthusiast. If You're Looking For Me, You'll Find Me In The Garden.

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