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Jemmy Mc Cann / Ard Mhacha Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake Mushrooms & Oyster Mushrooms, Packaging
what the produce comes in. Reuseable containters. Produce available in small compostible retail punnets – 150g Shiitake & 200g Oyster Mushrooms. For the larger orders they available in 1kg Loose trays with a mix variety option hopefully available in the near future.
I grow two varieties of mushrooms on my farm – Shiitake Mushrooms & Oyster Mushrooms. The Shiitake Mushroom has originated from deep in forests in Japan. The mushroom grows on fallen decaying hardwood timber. Once the mycelium gets established and fruits to produce a magnificent deep earthy tasty mushroom which is also exploding with so many health benefits. Boosting the immune system, lowering Cholesterol and contain a range of healthy minerals & vitamins. The oyster mushroom has also many health benefits and has grown in popularity in recent years. It was first cultivated in Germany during World War 1 as a main part of the diet for front line troops. The Oyster mushroom mycelium has scientists extremely excited in what is possible with such an uptapped source. It truly is magnificent to see research for so many different ideas such as replacing leather, fully compostible grown packaging, oil spills and plastic waste.
ETHICAL GROWING TECHNIQUES/PRACTICES:
In the last 3 years I have tweeked and came up with a totally unique blend to create a growing medium for my Shiitake & Oyster Mushrooms. I am the only commercial Grower on the island of Ireland taking this route as I believe something so special has to be developed from scratch. This has led me to create such a unique product that you love and enjoy today. I make my own blend using by products of the Irish horticultural industry from five Counties surrounding my farm in Co.Armagh. I use organic methods to achieve all this with zero chemicals are used in my operation. Once I am finished with substrate it is stock piled and put out on the land at the back end of the year. So everything in the full process has done full circle just as nature intended.