Welcome to the home page of Wintonbury Farm LLC. Here you can find information about who we are and what we do, which most notably at present is production of shiitake mushrooms. Scroll through our pages to learn more about us, and about our fresh, forest-grown shiitake mushrooms. Use the Contact page or Email Us for more information.
So, turns out one of the challenges of starting this business and trying to keep up the website, on top of keeping up with school, sports and housework (e.g. “life”), is finding time to do all of it! It’s been a month since I wrote even a quick paragraph to the blog. So, a quick update on the … Continue reading Busy Season!
As we transition into Spring, we are seeing the usual crazy mix of cool, warm, wet, sunny, and sometimes (like yesterday) outright hot! We aren’t anticipating full production of our shiitakes until perhaps June, but we certainly are seeing a few early ones popping out. They mostly are showing a cracked pattern on the surface, which … Continue reading Early Mushrooms!
Spring break this week? Not so much! This is a busy time of year for shiitake production in the North Country. We are trying to get at least one bag of shiitake spawn done each day, which equates to about 26 logs. This can be a fairly tedious task, so we try to find different … Continue reading Spring Break?
Spring Peeper Season
It’s spring peeper season, which unofficially signals the end of log harvesting season for this year’s shiitake logs. Richard went out yesterday afternoon and harvested the last few logs that we need for this year. Oak trees typically leaf out a little later than other species, so that buys us a little more time when … Continue reading Spring Peeper Season