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, […]

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 […]