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  1. Lion's Mane and King Crab Spread From Kevin, Bulk Materials Manager. This recipe is great as a spread on a variety of breads, bagels, sandwiches, or as a dip with chips, or even a vegetable platter. It’s great to keep around for those occasions when a chance encounter with a choice specimen of Lion’s Mane mushroom occurs. File under choice hors d’oeuvres for your next party or potluck! 3 King Crab legs 7 medium cloves garlic Juice of ½ lime ¼ medium red onion 1 tsp Italian Seasoning 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp C...
  2. MycoBrew® Lion’s Mane Drink Mixes Mix It Up With Mushroom MYCELI-YUM!™ MycoBrew® Coffee, Matcha, Cocoa, and Mocha are specially-crafted, flavor-forward formulations that offer a premium taste experience. After years of development, MycoBrew® provides exceptional flavors available in both grab-and-go packets and bulk canisters. Whether you want a burst of energy to start your morning, a midday indulgence to keep you going, or a relaxing treat at the end of the day, MycoBrew® has a beverage blend for you. Try all four MycoBrew®...
  3. Permaculture with a Mycological Twist Reprinted from Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets, ©1994, all rights reserved. Permaculture is a concept pioneered by Australian Bill Mollison and literally means "permanent agriculture". His model of biological diversity and complementary agricultural practices promotes a sustainable environment via the interplay of natural ecosystems. Permaculture has gained a huge international following with the publication of his book Permaculture: A Practical Guide for a ...
  4. We’re Climate Positive While we’ve always considered our environmental footprint and worked to limit the overall impact of our business, we are increasingly focused on how to move forward in a way that also creates a more positive impact for people and planet. As we’ve grown over the past 40 years, how we define and implement sustainability has also evolved. Offsetters Climate Positive Designation Working with Ostrom Climate Solutions, a leading carbon management solutions provider, Fungi Perfecti® is excited to t...
  5. Growing Plug Spawn for Logs and Stumps Fungi Perfecti offers plug spawn of a number of hardy mushroom species: Reishi, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Shiitake, Pearl, Blue and Phoenix Oyster and Turkey Tail. These sterilized birch plugs are spirally grooved and fully colonized by pure mushroom mycelium, and are available in packages of approximately 100 and approximately 1000 dowels. Our Plug Spawn comes complete with our user-friendly, fully illustrated 14-page instruction booklet. By using the dowels to inoculate cut hardwood logs or...
  6. Meet Loni Meet the people behind-the-scenes of Fungi Perfecti®! We're real people, keeping it real. NameLoni Jean Ronnebaum aka Ronnebaumanita loniscaria Position & Years with Fungi Perfecti®Fungi Perfecti Retail Office Manager, 9 years Best Thing About the JobFulfilling our shared Mission: To explore, study, preserve and spread knowledge about the use of fungi for helping people and planet. Favorite Host Defense® Supplements Lion's Mane, MyCommunity, and Peppermint MycoShield® Four W...
  7. Behind the Mushrooms: Meet Justin Meet the people behind-the-scenes of Fungi Perfecti®! We're real people, keeping it real. NameJustin Tulloss Position & Years with Fungi Perfecti®Grow Room Manager, 9 years Best Thing About the JobWorking for a company where I get to make a difference, not just a living. Favorite Host Defense® Supplements Lion's Mane and MyCommunity Four Ways to Describe Yourself Artist, cat dad, writer of bad jokes, musician
  8. The Petroleum Problem Thank you for visiting fungi.com, and for your interest in the BP oil spill disaster and the potential for mycoremediation. We are being inundated with requests and cannot individually address all of the questions we have received. We are in direct dialogue with the EPA at the highest levels, and are teaming to implement solutions to this huge disaster. Since we are such a small company, we are stretched to our limits. Your support allows us to dedicate as many of our resources as possible, a...
  9. Get Associated With Mycorrhizae Say the word “Fungus” and most people think of the familiar white or brightly colored toadstools, puffballs, or bracket fungi on rotting logs. Many picture slimy growths of putrescence, moldy bread, spots on the leaves of their favorite rose and other nuisances. But apart from the subtle white thread-like mycelium and occasional spore producing mushroom, the extremely beneficial mycorrhizal fungi remain largely invisible to most humans.A mycorrhiza (plural mycorrhizae or mycorrhizas) is a mut...
  10. Decoding Latin Binomials What's in a Name? By Tristan Woodsmith Have you ever wondered why scientists use complicated, italicized, tongue-twisting terminology to describe living organisms? Why in the world would someone choose to say Canus lupus familiaris, when “Dog” is so much simpler? The truth is there are many advantages to the use of scientific names when referring to living things, beyond sounding sophisticated or impressing those surrounding you. You have likely seen these “scientific names” listed as ing...
  11. Helping the Ecosystem through Mushroom Cultivation Adapted from the article, "Earth's Natural Internet" by Paul Stamets,published in the Fall 1999 issue of Whole Earth Magazine Mushroom growing isn't just a rapidly expanding agribusiness; it's also a significant tool for the restoration, replenishment and remediation of Earth's overburdened ecosphere. Like most people, we at Fungi Perfecti are concerned about the depletion of resources, loss of habitat and release of toxic substances into the environment. We'd lik...
  12. Mycorrhizal Management A Look Beneath the Surface at Plant Establishment and Growth by Michael P. Amaranthus, Ph.D. This article originally appeared in The Spring 1999 issue of Florida Landscape Architecture Quarterly, reprinted with permission from the author. Figure 1: an electron micrograph of a mycorrhiza on an evergreen seedling. Mycorrhizal filaments radiate into the soil from the mycorrhiza root tip. Little things run the world. This is especially true when it comes to getting plants established. Under ...
  13. Can I Make Money Growing Mushrooms? Dear Mushroom Enthusiast, Many people contact us to ask if they can make money growing gourmet mushrooms. We believe growing gourmet mushrooms can be marginally to highly profitable....but frankly, everyone's circumstances are so uniquely different it is impossible to generalize. Fungi Perfecti offers professional consultation and technical assistance for the establishment and operation of professional mushroom cultivation facilities. However, there are a number of steps we recommend foll...
  14. Why All Host Defense Supplements Are Powered by Mushroom Mycelium Originally posted on hostdefense.com. We are all students of nature. And nature has an enormous depth of knowledge that we have barely tapped into. At Fungi Perfecti®, one of the most important things we’ve come to understand is that mycelium is a vast ecological network - a cellular network that has a far-reaching and significant impact on everything in its path. The activities of mycelium help heal and steer ecosystems on their evolutionary path, acting as a recycling mechanism to nourish...
  15. Mushroom Brunch Bake From Katie, General Manger, Life Box™ / Planted Planet Productions. 12 eggs, well beaten 9 slices white or wheat* bread, crusts removed, cut into ½" squares 6 tbsp butter (4 tbsp cut into cubes, and 2 reserved for cooking mushrooms) 3 cups milk 6 scallions 1 cup chopped spinach ¼ cup chopped green pepper 2 tbsp chopped pimento 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 lb fresh maitake or shiitake, chopped 2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Sauté garlic and maitake in 2 tbsp b...
  16. Mushrooms and the Immune System From cognition and mood support to energy and stamina, each mushroom species used in Host Defense® Mushrooms™ supplements offers a unique range of potential health benefits. But one thing that each species has in common is the ability to offer immune support. One of the great things about beneficial mushroom mycelium supplements is their ability to support an engaged and balanced immune response.* How do mushroom mycelium supplements support the IMMUNE SYSTEM? The immune system is activate...