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With thoughts of sustainability and community, along with assistance from farm partners, Sarah began growing shiitake in 2001 on logs harvested on the farm outside Watkinsville. The farm land is rolling land with bluffs above Rose Creek. The logs, mostly sweetgum and elm, are tended under shade of the forest and watered from a well (with happy thoughts), then harvested during the Spring and Fall.
The mushrooms, from a warm weather strain, flush when the weather is right – that is not too hot (above 90 degrees) and before it gets to cold at night to limit their gowth (below 45 degrees F).
The shiitakes grow on logs raised off the ground and receive only well water. No synthetic chemicals are used on the farm.