Shiitake is Japanese for “mushroom of the oak tree”
We apply this ancient tradition which originated in China well over a thousand years ago. We substitute sweetgum for the oak tree which is abundant here on our farm. We cherish our slow growing oaks!
Sweetgum is a fast growing tree that readily sucker when cut, allowing for the natural sustainable production of logs as our growing medium.
It is a more demanding method of production, however the quality of size, meatiness, and intense  flavor of “certified organic” log grown shiitake far surpasses the common method used in today’s commercial production.