Near the heart of West Melton in Canterbury you will find a state-of-the-art production facility dedicated to growing and cultivating gourmet species of mushrooms. Oak and Spore, meaning Oak from the Oak Tree, and Spore, meaning spore of the mushroom, is a boutique mushroom farm who are passionate about mushroom education and DIY mushroom growing. Our family run business started as a hobby from our garage in 2018 and has grown organically into one of the largest commercial oyster mushroom farms in New Zealand. What is unique about this mushroom farm is that we not only grow fresh mushrooms for market sale, but our true passion is about mushroom growing education and giving others the chance to grow their own mushrooms at home.
This is where Oak and Spore Mushroom Grow Kits come in. They are grow-your-own mushroom kits which come in two different varieties, Italian Oyster and Pink Oyster. Italian Oysters are a beautiful light brown with a superior taste to common Button or Portobello mushrooms, and Pink Oysters are a gorgeous light pink which some people say the taste 'is akin to bacon'. Tom designed these grow kits so that customers can simply buy the kit, follow a few simple steps involving daily water spraying, and within only a matter of days a beautiful Italian or Pink Oyster mushroom bouquet will be ready for harvesting. It’s as simple as having to water a pot plant! These grow kits are great value, they usually grow around 800grams to 1.2kgs or even more if you are lucky to get a second or third flush of mushrooms. If you are really invested into your mushroom growing experience, we have a YouTube channel which regularly offers great insight into our mushroom growing processes, as well as tips and advice about all aspects of small-scale mushroom farming.It is not just about the taste of these mushrooms, but the experience of watching food grow right in front of your eyes is absolutely satisfying. It is a fun and interesting edible science experiment that the whole family can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. These kits are also a fantastic gift idea for a hobbyist, green thumb, foodie, and even those loved ones that are really hard to buy for! Oak and Spore Mushroom Grow Kits are ready for you to try your hand at mushroom growing. You will not be disappointed if you give it a go today, there's not mushroom for error!