What type of mushrooms is good for me?
Can I really make money by growing mushrooms?
Who will buy my mushrooms?
What do I need to start?
What happens if problems occur?
Who is behind this project?

But all mushrooms are poisonous... aren't they?

Many people have dismissed all mushrooms believing that "'mushrooms are poisonous". While some mushrooms may be unpalatable, and others even poisonous, there are many mushroom species that are not only edible, but delicious, nutritious and of high medicinal benefits to the body when consumed.

You may ask: But how do I know the edible and medicinal mushrooms? The rule is simple: DON'T EAT ANY MUSHROM COLLECTED IN THE WILD THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE IS EDIBLE! Either buy the mushrooms from the grocery store or your personal grower. If you collect any mushroom that looks really tasty and you are not sure of its edibility, take it to the expert for proper identification.

There is no general rule to distinguish the edible mushroom from the poisonous ones in the nature. The only way is to learn how each mushroom species looks, smells and all its little peculiarities - and remember them very well.

But you, as a farmer don't need to know all this. We, the scientists at A&T State university, have the capability to identify edible and poisonous mushrooms. We have identified and selected only the tastiest, healthiest and fastest growing mushrooms, developed technology for their production and are here to share this knowledge with you!

So welcome to the new business in North Carolina - Growing mushrooms!


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