This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Mushroom Magic: Shiitake Mushroom Log Kits

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According to ancient lore, all mushrooms have specific magical, spiritual gifts. Lost Creek Mushroom Farm shiitake log kits impart the mushroom's energies in addition to high-protein, low-fat mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are said to bring joyful expression, uniqueness, and refinement of the senses. Lost Creek Mushroom Farm owners Sandra and Doug Williams donate a portion of gift log kit sales to their humanitarian project, Mushrooms in Ghana.

Shiitakes grown on logs provide protein, health benefits, and promote well being. Gift log kits grow mushrooms for 3-4 years

Shiitakes growing on an oak log. The mushrooms give us a magical, spiritual energy as well as nutritional and health benefits.

People tell us our mushrooms increase their sense of well being...It’s not just the flavor, protein and complex compounds. It’s that shiitakes bring us nurturing beyond nutrition. We knew that long ago when we were more sensitive and intuitive.

“Shiitakes are much more than their intense flavor and meaty texture,” according shiitake mushroom log grower Sandra Williams of Lost Creek Mushroom Farm, “In ancient lore, all mushrooms offer a spiritual gift. Each type of mushroom makes its own contribution to the human psyche and spirit. Shiitakes are said to bring us joyful expression, uniqueness, and refinement of the senses.”

Williams should know. She and her husband Doug have been making grow-your-own shiitake log kits since 1992. “We love growing shiitakes. We realized early on that they have likes and dislikes, they have a kind of consciousness.”

“It’s amazing, watching these beautiful mushrooms grow. They pop through the bark looking like tiny white ‘outie’ belly buttons. The little top turns a deep, chocolate brown. Then, as they get larger, little white stars appear on the rim of the cap. That in itself is magical to me.”

“Supermarket shiitakes are grown on sawdust,” she continued. “Most mushroom lovers have never tasted the whole, natural, full-bodied shiitakes that grow on an oak log. That’s where the mystical, natural spirit of the mushroom lives.”

“People tell us all the time that our mushrooms increase their sense of well being. I know it’s not just a matter of flavor and protein and complex compounds. It’s that shiitakes bring us nurturing beyond nutrition. We knew that long ago, when we were much more sensitive and intuitive.”

“What a great holiday gift – the experience of growing shiitakes and watching them ‘bloom.’ When we eat them, we receive the mushrooms’ own magical gifts.”

Grown inside with plants or outside in shade, Lost Creek Mushroom Farm logs will produce shiitakes every two months for about four years. “Soak them in ice water to trigger the ‘fruiting’ and harvest 6-10 days later,” Williams explained.

Kits include a 5-6” ‘Shroomie for $16.95, a 10’ log for $29.95 and $43.95 for a large 14” log with its own soaking tray. Kits with two logs will fruit every month by alternating the producing log. Double-log kits include the Ma & Pa with 10” logs for $48.95 and the Best Buy, two 14” tray-kits selling for $76.00 shipped to the same address. “You can give one as a gift and keep the other one for yourself,” Williams suggested.

Kits come with instructions and recipes.The 10” and 14” logs are fully guaranteed to grow mushrooms. Prices include shipping and handling.

Order online at http://www.shiitakemushroomlog.com or from Amazon.com (at slightly higher prices), by phone at 1-800-792-0053, or by mail to Lost Creek Mushroom Farm, PO Box 520, Perkins, OK 74059. Free brochures are available on request. Sandra and Doug donate a portion of all sales to their humanitarian project, Mushrooms in Ghana.

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