August 23, Episode 4: Ben Blaustein of Rock City Mushrooms (Columbia County, NY) Located at Dogwood Farm, Rock City Mushrooms cultivates three types of mushrooms indoors and sells both at market and to restaurants. This fun conversation touches on mushrooms as a specialty crop in the agriculture world, how to grow mushrooms and what the current market is like for mushroom farming. This is a great podcast for the curious beginner farmer interested in mushroom cultivation as a part of a small diversified farming operation.
Throughout this Summer Podcast Series, Berkshire Grown hears from farmers and agricultural professionals from in and beyond the Berkshires to learn about the different ways farmers’ farm and get their products to market. In these 30-45 minute interviews produced by Andrea Caluori, farmers share their own experiences in the field, in the barn, and marketing their farm’s products.
Each week in August, tune in on Monday for the next episode. The series began with Emmet Van Driesche, owner of Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm in Conway, MA. The series will air new episodes each Monday in August – tune in weekly!