We planned this visit to Ben’s farm some time ago and managed to get a large contingent of the family there.
When we got to the farm, we had a quick tour around the mushroom barn to see all the facilities there. The Fungi Folks mushroom farm has been being developed over the last year and is very impressive to see now. Two labs, various growing rooms, kitchen for prepping tinctures and drying out the mushrooms. The main crop is cordyceps (as you probably know if you have been on this site before) a fascinating fungus that normally grows on insects, but luckily will grow in a rice substrate. Other products are available, such as the new hat (coming soon, and modelled by Harry below) and international shipping can be arranged by special request.
This was followed by a walk around the stunning valley and hill around the farm. Just a fabulous place to work.
Up on the hill is a Christmas tree farm, and for a monoculture area it has an amazing amount and variety of weird and wonderful mushrooms, most of which are unidentifiable! Even to Ben.