Mushroompeople On-Line Catalog


Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Title: Mushroompeople On-Line Catalog

Welcome to Mushroompeople's on-line catalog for 1997.

Mushroompeople is North America's oldest mail order supply firm for specialty mushroom growers.

Mushroompeople guarantees its mushroom spawn to be
healthy and vigorous or your money back.

We became interested in mushrooms out of our concern for the global environment, and particularly the need for more forests to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and reverse global warming. But mushrooms also have a wide range of health and nutritional benefits.

In the Orient, they are also valued as an aphrodisiac.

Our 21st Year!

It is our goal to provide consistently high-yielding mushroom spawn, good advice, and reliable overnight service. While we have focused primarily on farmers who grow Lentinula (shiitake), we also offer:

We take VISA and MasterCard, and ship most items free of charge within 24 hours.
Overnight delivery is also available.

To request a printed a copy of our full catalog, or place an order, you can contact us at:



Int'l Voice/Fax: (int. code +) 615-964-2200
U.S. Fax: 1-800-MYCOFAX
Or write us at:
PO Box 220 / 560 Farm Rd.
Summertown TN 38483-0220

Here to See How to Grow Morels!

Hey, gimme one of those kits...?!?

A lot of people get started with a kit that comes in a plastic bag and consists of a pre-inoculated sawdust log or patch. We don't sell those. We don't think they are worth your time or money. You'd be better off buying mushrooms in the grocery store, usually for about half the price.

The shiitake starter kits we sell are pre-inoculated oak dowels that a grower hammers into hardwood logs. Consider the relative value. A typical kit from the Brand X catalog costs $20 to $30 and produces 1 pound of mushrooms in 2-3 weeks. That is $20 to 30 per pound. In most places gourmet organic mushrooms will be cheaper at the store.

A Mushroompeople starter kit costs $19 (we pay shipping!) and will inoculate 10 logs and produce its first crop in 4 to 6 months. Over 4 years, it will produce from 100 to 300 pounds of mushrooms. Less than $5 per pound!

How To Order

GUARANTEE: We guarantee our spawn is healthy and vigorous, capable of producing the strain you specified under the proper growing conditions. Since mushroom production from spawn depends on many factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee crop production. In the event of problems with any of our products, defective on receipt, we will gladly replace them, however, replacements must be authorized by us.

WHEN TO ORDER SHIITAKE SPAWN: To assure a full selection and timely delivery, it is best to order the shiitake spawn 3 to 4 months in advance of use. Small orders will usually be filled within 24 hours, as long as stocks last.

TELEPHONE ORDERS: Charges to MasterCard and VISA accounts are welcome. COD may be available, except on spawn, specialty soils or orders outside the continental U.S. Phone or Fax (1-800) FUNGI-96 (1-800-386-4496). Maybe you'd like to use our ORDER FORM.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Inquiries regarding orders, shipping, or billing should be directed to (615) 964-2200 between 10 AM and 5 PM weekdays. Please give your invoice number or date of sale when making inquiries.

SHIPMENT: We attempt to turn around all orders within 24 hours. We ship parcels by UPS whenever possible. Parcels may go Priority Mail to ensure fast delivery. Please provide both your street address and your post office box number (if you have one), and your telephone number. Shipping and handling is paid (unless price quoted is FOB Summertown) in continental U.S. only. Hawaii, Alaska, and foreign orders estimate 40% shipping and handling fee. There may be additional charges for heavy or foreign packages, depending on actual shipping costs. Freight is charged on all COD orders.

AVAILABILITY: Inventories are planned several months in advance to be more than adequate. Nonetheless because of the nature of producing live cultures, circumstances can and do change. With your permission, we will substitute a comparable strain, if available.

RETURNS: Merchandise (except for spawn) may be returned for credit only, less shipping and handling. No cash refunds.

RE-ISOLATION: Our products are sold for the purpose of producing mushrooms. Re-isolation or further propagation of any of our strains is prohibited without the express written consent of Mushroompeople.

PAYMENT: Remittance in the form of money order, credit card information (MasterCard and VISA accepted), or check should accompany all orders. As we are a cash business, credit card accounts will be charged when the order is placed, not when the goods are shipped. Personal checks may take 14 working days to clear. Foreign checks may take 60 days. Prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS: Except as otherwise stated herein, Mushroompeople makes no representation or warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise, and hereby expressly disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty through course of dealing or usage. The sole and exclusive remedy against Mushroompeople shall be for replacement of defective product. All warranty terms and remedy limitations are embodied in this writing, irrespective of representations to the customer contained elsewhere. This writing constitutes the final expression of the parties agreement and is a complete statement of the terms of that agreement.

SALES TAX: All orders shipped to a Tennessee address carry the Tennessee Sales Tax of 8.0%.



Mushroompeople - Box 220
Summertown, TN 38483-0220
Order/Fax: 1-800-386-4495 (1-800 FUNGI-95)
Questions: 1-615-964-2200
email: mushroom@thefarm.org

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For other mycological resources on the Internet, you might want to surf these sites:

A guide to mycology resources on the Internet, with information on how to find and identify mushrooms, how to preserve mushrooms and how to cook mushrooms. You'll also find foray reports, mushroom articles, mushroom book reviews, an online directory of fellow mycophiles, and a list of other mycology-related resources on the Internet.

The FUNGUS Archives
FUNGUS is a weekly email newsletter dedicated to specialty mushroom cultivation. This is an excellent homepage that has links all over, PLUS a searchable page for extracting FUNGUS messages by topic. It is maintained by Ralph Arnold in Oregon City, OR.

Cornell Biodiv. and Biol. Collections
This web page started out as an adaptation of Ulf Thrane and Keith Seifert's compilation of internet resources of interest to professional mycologists (q.v.), and has since mutated into the monster it is today. It lives on the Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server, which is tenderly maintained by Julian Humphries at Cornell University.

EcoNet's Mushroom & Mycology
Mushrooms have fascinated Michael Stein ever since his grandmother Sylvia took him mushroom hunting when he was a young boy. As a member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco, he roams the woods in search of these natural wonders. If you're a mushroom lover, please check out EcoNet's Mycology and Mushroom Resources

Balogh Scientific Books
Balogh Scientific Books (formerly Koeltz) are booksellers and publishers of books on the natural sciences, including botany, zoology, and ecology, as well as paleontology. Their site has many catalogs: Balogh Scientific Books in Print as well as books from other publishers. A Featured Books This Week page gives up-to-date information on natural science books. They have some great natural history websites for Biocruising the Internet. Also a web link for librarian customers called the Librarian's Page, as well as a manuscript preparation page and some great gardening software for you to download.

Kombucha Homepage
This web site is devoted to Kombucha, a popular health promoting beverage made by fermenting tea. It contains information on its history, current rise to popularity, health benefits, how to make it, and where to get it. But be sure to read this warning before you actually get involved in growing Kombucha.

Mycologists Online
A list of known email addresses of mycologists and lichenologists.

Mycology at Kew
One of the most important reference collections of fungi in the World:. Over 700,000 specimens, including 35,000 original types, of Fungi are housed at Kew - one of the oldest, largest and most important reference collections in the World. From Antarctica to the tropics, fungi from every part of the globe are available for international research, making Kew a Mycological Mecca for taxonomic scientists World-wide. Founded in 1879, the mycological herbarium incorporates the British national collections, together with the herbaria of some of the leading names in the history of mycology - and continues to grow at the rate of 4000 specimens every year.

University of Wisconsin Fungi
An image library of hundreds of public domain gif images of mushrooms, alphabetyized by species. Think you got that red one with the white gills identified? Look up the picture here.

Sydney Fungal Studies Group Think you got that green one with the fluorescent gills identified? Look at the picture here.

Wild Mushrooms Slovenia
This is Slovenia, on the sunny side of the Alps. Young state, old culture, fantastic scenery. A nation of two million, with a distinctive and clear identity, which has preserved its individuality for 1500 years in this treacherous East-West gateway under the Alps. Picking wild mushrooms is definitely a very popular occupation in Slovenia, one could call it a national sport. In fact, legislation had to be passed limiting the daily "catch" to keep some species from becoming extinct.

World Data Center on Microorganisms
WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM) provides a comprehensive directory of culture collecions, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology and genome projects.

Snohomish County Mycological Society Newsletter
Igor Malcevski does a good job maintaining his local club's newsletter, of which he is the editor. He's in Washington state.

MycoInfo Electronic Newsletter
MycoInfo is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter about mushrooms edited by Brian McNett. It abounds with fine tales, recipes and wit. Brian has also written an entertaining and informative series of essays about mushrooms. In his spare time he makes T-shirts with inventive mushroom designs.

MycoPage is an Italy-based WWW site dedicated to everybody who is interested in mycology. Here you can find a list of some particularly interesting mycological sites, a series of color photos of fungi (some of which completed with the full description of the species) and the abstracts of the articles appeared on the last issues of the most important Italian mycological reviews.

Spore Print

Spore Print is the Journal of the Los Angeles Mycological Society.

Spores Afield
Spores Afield is the monthly newsletter of the Colorado Mycological Society.

Eye 2 Eye Design
This World Wide Web site sells beautiful nature note cards, with some very nice mushroom designs.

The Natural History Book Service
This site offers an impressive online catalogue of Environmental/Natural history items with extensive search facilities. They offer a searchable database of over 40,000 scientific books and materials - currently they list over 1700 botany titles (this will soon increase to over 6500).
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