Order mushrooms with your MHOF CSA pickup

Grace Note Farm, located in Petersham Massachusetts, produces two types of culinary mushrooms: Shiitakes and Winecaps (stropharia), grown from mushroom spawn that we plant in our woods and in the orchard. They fruit sometimes during a rainy or cold spell, and sometimes in the heat of the summer: their timing is a bit unpredictable, so we have to watch and be ready to harvest them when they choose to come out. We do not use any artificial herbicides or pesticides anywhere on our property, and the mushrooms are grown in hardwood and organic hay/straw, which has not been treated with any artificial chemicals. My previous blog posts describe how we produce shiitakes and winecap mushrooms, and how to cook with them.

This order form is for shareholders of the Many Hands CSA in Barre to order mushrooms that will be delivered at the CSA distribution on Fridays in Barre. Our mushrooms are harvested as they fruit, and can be purchased either dehydrated in quarts, or fresh as supply allows.

Order your mushrooms by Wednesday midnight for pickup that Friday. We will update this page weekly to reflect availability for that week’s delivery. Payment is made directly to Grace Note Farm using the Paypal shopping cart ‘Add to Cart’ button below, using either a credit or debit card, or your paypal account balance if you prefer.

What kind of mushrooms Delivery Date Price Buy
Fresh Winecaps
need to be cooked within a few days of harvest, so if you’re not sure when you will use them, order the dehydrated ones.
Available later in the season. $25 / 2 lbs Check again later.
Dried Winecaps
A quart of dehydrated mushrooms contains approximately 2.5 lbs of fresh mushrooms.
Friday, May 27 $28 / quart
Fresh Shiitakes
will last up to a week in the refrigerator, stored in a paper bag with a damp towel or paper towel to control moisture.
Available later in the season. $27 / 2 lbs Check again later.
Dried Shiitakes
A quart of dehydrated mushrooms contains approximately 2.5 lbs of fresh mushrooms.
Available later in the season. $30 / quart Check again later.

Petersham Friday Market

The historic Petersham Common will be hosting a Friday Market from June 3 to October 15, featuring all things Petersham. Food, crafts, treats, services, and other items will be for sale. If you have a local business in Petersham or a local food business in an adjoining town, please sign up to be a vendor at the market. The fee is only $5 for the year. Grace Note Farm’s Farmer D is on the coordinating committee for the market.

To register as a vendor, email your completed vendor sign-up form to fridaymarket@petershamcommon.com. You can pay the $5 fee either by mail (see instructions on the form), or with your paypal account or a credit or debit card, using the “Add to cart” button below. The shopping cart will be displayed, with a button to complete payment on Paypal.

Petersham Market Day Vendor Fee $5.00