Grow Your Own Mushrooms- Back To The Roots

Now that the first snow has started and most people think gardening season is over, I have just begun with some of our favorite gardening produce, indoors! There are many produce items that you can grow during the winter inside; tomatoes, herbs and many other great tasting produce. But my hubby’s favorite by far is mushrooms! If your New Year’s resolution is to save money, then you should try to grown your own produce indoors this winter!

I had never grown mushrooms indoors but when I seen Back To The Roots – Grow Your Own Mushroom kit, I knew I had to try it out! You can snag one of these kits for less than $25 and get about 1.5 pounds of mushrooms. It comes in this super cute box filled with recycled coffee grounds as the soil to start your growing produce event!

The kit is simple to use; just slit the bag, submerge in water, let it drain, mist daily with water and start seeing mushrooms growing within a few weeks! Everyday our girls run to the kitchen to see how much bigger our mushrooms have grown since the day before. It seems that once they emerge, with just a few spritz of water makes them grow a size bigger each day! You can re-use this box to grow additional crops and you can grow up to 1.5 pounds of mushrooms! This is a great way to save money and have fresh produce in the house year round!

If you want to purchase your very own Mushroom Growing Kit you can snag it from Back To The Roots or Amazon!

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About Back To The Roots:
Back to the R0ots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley in 2009. Two months away from graduation, and heading into the corporate world of investment banking & consulting, they came across the idea during a class lecture of being able to potentially grow gourmet mushrooms entirely on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into wages & fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex’s fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of tasty oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. With that one bucket, some initial interest from Whole Foods & Chez Panisse and a $5,000 grant from the UC Berkeley Chancellor for social innovation, they decided to forget the corporate route, and instead, become full-time urban mushroom farmers!

Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots has since grown to create the Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden which lets anyone, across the country, grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home as well!

  • On pace in 2011 to collect, divert and reuse 1 million lbs of coffee grounds this year from Peet’s Coffee & Tea
  • Help families grow over 250,000lbs of fresh food at home in 2011!
  • Sustained 10 urban school & community gardens by donating BTTRs premium soil amendment
  • Selling our kits at over 300 Whole Foods nationwide
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40% off 3 Boxes of Back to the Roots- Ends 9/20

Now that the kiddos are back in school most teachers are looking for creative ways to help their students learn! One way that teachers can help students learn is by growing produce in the classroom with Back to the Roots, a grow-it-yourself box garden of pearl oyster mushrooms.

The kit allows anyone – no matter their cooking and gardening level – to grow up to 1 1/2 pounds of gourmet oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days. The mushrooms are grown entirely on recycled coffee grounds, which has allowed Back to the Roots to reuse nearly 1 million pounds of coffee grounds.

When purchased through the new online food community www.foodiacs.com, teachers also receive a classroom curriculum, which includes a worksheet on recycling and sustainability.

Back to the Roots is the first product to be featured on Foodiacs. The event will run from September 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET – September 20 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Three boxes of Back to the Roots can be purchased for $40 (a 33% savings). The next product to be featured is a set of southern artisan jams.

New Online Community Foodiacs.com Launches September 6
Site will share exclusive offerings for those passionate about food

Foodiacs [foo-dee-aks]-noun Slang. Definition: Those who are overly zealous and enthusiastic about eating, cooking, and fine dining.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (September 12, 2011) – The newest online community for food enthusiasts www.foodiacs.com announces its September 6 website launch. Foodiacs is tailored to people who are passionate about food and will connect them with product offerings that are exclusive to the site. Each Foodiacs offering will be available for only a limited time, and at a limited quantity, and will not match any offer at any other online retail outlet.

“We recognize the quality and passion that goes into creating these artisan foods and want to bring lesser known but high quality items to the forefront of the food community in a unique way,” said Katie Clegg, chief eating officer of Foodiacs.com. “Foodiacs is about helping companies get recognition for innovation and outstanding ingenuity – but more importantly it’s about connecting consumers, who are Foodiacs like us, to gourmet food artisans, epicurean products, specialty kitchen equipment and, ultimately, new experiences they’ll love.”

Foodiacs has exclusive product offerings, or events, booked through March 2012. The events will launch every one to two weeks on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and will feature a variety of unique food-related products. Starting in 2012, the site will also connect “Foodiacs” with local food industry leaders for exclusive tastings, culinary tours and educational experiences.

The first event to be featured is Back to the Roots, a grow-it-yourself box garden of pearl oyster mushrooms. The event will run from September 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET – September 20 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Each “Foodiac” that purchases two boxes will receive a third box and classroom curriculum to be donated to the school of their choice.

About Foodiacs

Foodiacs.com is an online gathering place for the passionate eaters of the world. It connects community members with exclusive products and services, including artisan treats, high-quality kitchen tools and cookware, and elite culinary tours and classes. Starting in 2012, Foodiacs.com will also share local food-related events in regional areas, such as a special tasting event offered by a local craftworks chocolate company or a preview dinner at a new restaurant. Each Foodiac offering will be unique to the site and only available for a limited time. For more information visit: www.foodiacs.com or follow Foodiacs on Facebook and Twitter.

I received samples of Back to the Roots from Foodiacs in exchange for posting this press release. No other compensation was received. My opinion is 100% my own. 

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