Vegetarian Nut Loaf

This amazing vegetarian nut loaf is a blast of umami, and was first made for me by my good friend Catie Rasmussen of Roots of Space. It is a glorious meal in and of itself, and is also a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast. It requires a decent amount of prep time, so plan accordingly. This recipe is also very forgiving and customizable. Feel free to try different cheeses, a mix of mushrooms, or vary any ingredient that you […]

1st Annual WJ Log Jam

We had an amazing time at the farm last weekend. The first annual Woodland Jewel Log Jam was all that a work party should be. Good folks doing hard work, hanging out and being real with each other. Hearty food and drink followed, and we were able to drill and inoculate 75 oak logs with shiitake spawn. The logs are all 4″-6″ in diameter, and 7/16″ holes were drilled every few inches. Shiitake sawdust spawn was then injected into those holes, […]

Edible Philly’s 2015 “Best Farm”

We are honored to have been chosen “Best Farm” of 2015 by Edible Philly magazine. Anyone interested in our local food scene here in the Philadelphia area should check out the magazine, as it has quickly become a valuable source of information and a strong supporter. Head over to Edible Philly to read the feature, and learn about the other “Local Heroes” of 2015, and to find out where to pick up a copy of the magazine. Now the pair […]

Shiitake Kit

New Shiitake GYO Kits

We’re excited here at WJ HQ  to now offer Grow Your Own Shiitake Kits. These kits will yield up to two pounds of delicious and nutritious Shiitake mushrooms over two to four harvests. Small mister and full instructions are included with your kit. Pick one up in the Shop, and start growing these beauties on your kitchen counter top! Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) has long been revered for its health benefits and immune stimulating properties. It has been used medicinally by […]

Oustanding In The Field

In the summer of 1999, I came up with the idea of setting a long table on a farm and inviting the public to an open-air feast in celebration of the farmer and the gifts of the land. I decided to call this idea Outstanding in the Field. I thought a big table, carefully composed alongside the ingredients for the evening’s feast would inspire both a conversation at the table and a broader discussion about food, community and the meaning […]

Summer Beer Supper @ Tired Hands Brewery

We can’t get enough of the next-level beers coming out of local alchemist/brewery Tired Hands. It’s an added bonus that they are all excellent humans. They will be featuring our mushrooms, and produce from other passionate local growers, as well as a new collaborative Shiitake beer at their Summer Beer Supper on July 1st. Here’s more info from their website: On Tuesday, July 1st, we will be hosting our very first Summer Beer Supper. We are surrounded by a number […]

Paul Stamets in Philadelphia

We are extremely excited to be participating in a very special evening with famed mycologist Paul Stamets. Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia. The Magical Mushroom: How a Little Spore Can Save the World Friday, May 2, 2014 5:30 – 8:30 PM, doors open at 5 PM An evening with mycologist Paul Stamets at the Wagner Free Institute of Science Can mushrooms save the world? Famed mycologist Paul Stamets thinks so! Join us for a rare chance to see […]

Main Line Today

Main Line Today Magazine’s February 2014 issue highlights some of our region’s stellar BYOBs. Making the cover as well as the first page of the article was our own local favorite, Majolica. Photographer Steve Lagato captured a stunning image of one of chef Deery’s dishes that features our mushrooms, the warm Woodland Jewel Mushroom salad. The royal treatment The low-key culinary pioneer of the suburbs, chef Andrew Deery continues to offer gastronomic delights to adventurous palates at Majolica. Vibrant yet […]

Golden Oyster Spore Release

Here’s a video from last summer that we caught on the fly with an iphone. If you look closely, you can see the spores of the Golden Oyster mushrooms wafting gently in the breeze. Oyster mushroom spores float on the wind and can be carried miles away from their originating fruit body. Other fungi, such as the microscopic coprophilous launch their spores at speeds up to 25 meters per second! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080916215120.htm