Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Eat Local: Shitake Mushroom Logs Innoculation Workshop

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 @ 09:28 AM

The Kickapoo Woods Co-op would like to thank the Viroqua Food Co-op for allowing us to sell Shiitake Logs at their store on April 16th.

The sale went over better than we could have imagined, and left us feeling that we were understocked with logs.  We sold approximately 100 logs in 25 minutes.

We’re sorry if you were one of the many who came from near and far only to find out that we were already sold out.  

As the inoculation process is a Spring event, we are in process of preparing several hundred logs to be ready for sale next spring.  The sale will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  We regret that we cannot take phone orders or reserve logs; the Woods Co-op members involved in this endeavor volunteer their efforts.  Funds raised help support our educational programs.  We (and the Food Co-op) would like to minimize the paperwork and phone calls.

IF YOU MISSED OUT AND REALLY WANT SOME LOGS NOW…KWC is having an Inoculation Workshop on May 7.  You can learn how to do-it-yourself.  This will run from 10 AM til Noon at the Roger Krause farm; S4605 Krause Lane, which is West of Viroqua on Hwy 56; exactly TWO miles past the Viroqua High School Driveway…Left on Krause Lane, first place.  For $20 you can learn how to do it and take a log home, or just show up to buy some logs.  Keep it mind that these will not produce mushrooms until 2012 and need to be kept in a shaded place.

Otherwise, please watch for another Sales Day in Spring 2012.  We’ll try to do better!  

Again, many thanks to the Viroqua Food Co-op and regrets to those of you who came up empty handed.

Kickapoo Woods Co-op Board

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Local and homegrown - 2011 Kickapoo Earthday Celebration

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 @ 03:45 PM

Join in the two-day 2011 Kickapoo Earthday Celebration filled with entertainment, speakers, activities, food and libations created by ourselves, right here in the Kickapoo Valley. This year's theme is Indigenous Ties to the Land.
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