MY TOWN

Update! – Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms – Via Video!

Shiitake Mushrooms - One Day Woman

 

UPDATE:

Although I contacted the creator of the Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms stand before I began writing my last post on this unusual entrepreneurial roadside endeavor, I did not hear from anyone until after I decided to go ahead with the post.  Since I still wanted to learn more about the mushrooms and to meet the woman behind them and the stand, we agreed to meet.

Chai Hung Nelson is the agricultural entrepreneur behind the Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms stand and owner of Leelanau Mushrooms.  After taking courses from Cornell University’s Small Farms Program in Shiitake Cultivation, she decided to give growing them a try.  On some wooded and swampy acreage she and her husband own in Leelanau County she makes her Shiitake Mushroom farm.  Since this property is remote, she decided to sell the mushrooms in a more visible location at the corner of M-22 and CR-641.

When asked about sales to local restaurants and attendance at local farmers markets, she says she is working to get the incubation, initiation (forcing) and fruiting timing sorted out.  She explains that when growing mushrooms in the traditional method; out-of-doors, one is more beholding to the unpredictable whims of weather and Mother Nature.  However, she is learning to work within this unpredictability for a more consistent supply of her delicious mushrooms.  I’m more than happy to be able to get them from her stand almost all summer long.  For a recipe, visit my post: Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms in Leelanau County.

A note about this video …

I am completely new to this method of creating content.  I have spent the last couple of months taking online courses in the hopes of getting to know my way around my GoPro, iPhone X, gimbal, selfie stick, microphones, iMovie, Youtube, WordPress and more.  Somedays I wake up and think I’m in way over my head (what am I doing!) and then the lure of it all calls to me and I plow forward.  Please send me your (kind) constructive thoughts and advice and subscribe to my YouTube channel and this blog.

No Comments
Previous Post
October 1, 2018
Next Post
October 1, 2018

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Instagram

  • Day one of “one day, I’m gonna learn how to play the ukulele”. #littledevil #ukulele #learnsomethingneweveryday #oneday #onedaywoman #stringinstrument #strummingandpicking #learntoplay #andyguitar #allforuke #takethefirststep
  • Peace, love, and joy to all! 🎄🎅🏻🎁🍰🌎☮️ #merrychristmas #happyholidays #yulelog #christmasbaking #christmascake #peaceonearth #foodblogger #tiramisucake
  • The sublime Ann Rutherford as the Ghost of Christmas Past from my favorite... 1938 A Christmas Carol.  Peace and Joy to all the holiday season. 🕊 
#achristmascarol #annrutherford #blackandwhitefilm #classicfilm #ghostofchristmaspast #peaceonearth #christmastime #charlesdickens #scrooge #ebenezerscrooge 
#godblessuseveryone
  • As a traveler and a former retailer, I still love to shop when I visit a new place. Sadly, the opportunities to find good shopping are few and far between so when I discover a gem, I like to give them a shout out.  Clearwater Beach shopping is a sea of bad tee-shirt and surf shops with the exception of this fun and sporty shop ... Clearwater Beach Paddleboard & Rental.  Don’t let the name fool you. This is the place for fun beach inspired gifts, cool outdoorsy gear (best brands), and ukuleles.  I bought a much needed waterproof backpack for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. You can, of course, also rent stuff (a lot of stuff) which is icing on your vacation cake. 
I also want to take my hat off (pun intended) to the village of Dunedin, Florida. SOMEHOW I failed to take a picture! Dunedin is still a strong hold of independently owned boutiques and gift shops. Each one making an effort to delight their customers with their unique offerings.  My sister and I knocked out a little Christmas shopping there last week. 
#clearwaterbeachpaddleboardrentals #clearwaterbeach #shoplocal #dunedinflorida #downtowndunedin #clearwaterbeachshopping #smallbusinessflorida
  • No better artist than Mother Nature!  I see music and dance in her work this morning.  What do you see? 
#shesgotrhythm #honeymoonisland #honeymoonislandstatepark #lowtide #thetideisout #shiftingsand #naturalflorida #sand #gulfofmexico #sandbar #tidepools
  • And that’s a wrap. Until next time Florida! 🥰⛱☀️🐚 #floridasunset #gulfcoastlife #clearwaterflorida #clearwaterbeach #beachvibes #beachbum #travelblogger #travelblog #solotraveler #travellady

Follow Me!

EMAIL SIGNUP

EMAIL SIGNUP

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from One Day Woman.

By clicking "subscribe" you consent to One Day Woman collecting your name and email. See Privacy Policy for more information.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

EMAIL SIGNUP

EMAIL SIGNUP

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from One Day Woman.

By clicking "subscribe" you consent to One Day Woman collecting your name and email. See Privacy Policy for more information.

You have Successfully Subscribed!