Forrest Pritchard

New York Times bestselling author Forrest has been farming professionally since 1996. His new book Growing Tomorrow, Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat debuted October 2015 by the award-winning press The Experiment.

15 responses to “How Are Mushrooms Grown?”

  1. Katje Scott

    I grow Oyster Mushrooms in New Mexico and i was wondering why you use black plastic. I use clear and wanted to know if it made a difference.

  2. Jennifer Lee

    As someone who eats at least a carton of shiitakes a week, I really appreciated the tour and seeing where my shrooms come from! Thanks, Forrest and Phillips Farm!

  3. Trista

    That was such a cool virtual tour! Thanks for enduring a beard guard for us, and for taking lots of pictures. I remember the incredible quality of the Dupont Market mushroom lady and always wanted to see her operation. MMMMmmmmmm, maitake! Shiitake! Mouth watering now.

  4. Libby@Everything's Coming Up Green

    This was so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Suzy

    I am curious – TV chefs keep telling us to not wash mushrooms like we wash vegetables because they soak up the water. They all suggest simply wipe them with a damp towel to remove the dirt. So isn’t that not sanitary if they are grown in manure? I am thinking of all the diseases that transfers through the fecal-oral route…

  6. Cookie Kinder

    What an intertesting tour. Thank you. Am sending this to my son. Know he will like it too.

  7. Carol Bentley

    I really enjoyed this, Forrest. Thank you.

  8. VP1979

    Loved the tour. Simply awesome!

  9. Shirley helman

    I will always wash mushrooms. I never soak them just rinse good. I will never eat mushrooms in a restaurant. Don’t care how they bake the dirt.

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