Monday, October 10, 2011

Grow your own mushrooms review and giveaway!



We picked up this cool mushroom kit while attending the South East Homeschool Expo. The company that makes these wonderful kits is Back to the Roots. Two college kids created this wonderful product in their fraternity kitchen and started their own business! The soil is made using recycled coffee grounds. All you need to do is soak the bag for 24 hrs, place the bag back into the box, mist twice a day and wollah you have some yummy tasting mushrooms. The kits are $19.95 and can be ordered from their website. You can also order replacement bags for $8.99. If you want to save on shipping you can see if a local health food store like Whole Foods carries them. Each kit will get you two harvests GUARANTEED. I read on Facebook and the Back to the Roots blog that some people gotten more than two. If you have any problems with your kit you can email the company and they will respond very quickly with suggestions (I know from personal experience because our second harvest was being stubborn).


We bought the kit because the kids and I are fascinated by mushrooms. When we are out on our hikes we love checking out all of the different types of mushrooms and examining their color, feel, smell, etc. The kids have had a blast soaking the bag and misting their mushroom garden everyday. When they were ready to be harvested the kids even helped pick them. I don't really care for raw mushrooms but will eat them cooked. The kids had never tried raw mushrooms so along with their daddy they sampled a couple and said they were quite delicious. I also cooked some up and made a meal, which I ate and enjoyed.


This has also been a great science lesson for the kids and Back to the Roots has several educational items on their website like coloring pages, downloadable curriculum and recipes.

And if you buy a kit be sure to take a picture of your harvest and post on their facebook wall to earn a FREE kit. The kit can be donated to any school of your choosing and that includes your homeschool.

After giving the kit a try I emailed Back to the Roots to ask them if I could host a giveaway and they graciously said YES. They also offered my readers a 10% discount so if you don't happen to win you can still take advantage of this awesome offer and get your very own kit. Visit Back to the Roots website and enter the following code at checkout - mushrooms4me10.

This is my first time trying out Rafflecopter so if you experience any issues please email me kathybalman@gmail.com.

*Disclaimer - Back to the Roots has graciously offered this giveaway no compensation of any kind was received. Many of the links found on my my side bars and in my blog posts are affiliate links. As a result, I might get paid money and I will most likely spend the money on homeschool supplies.

12 comments:

MissMOE said...

This looks awesome! I'm a mushroom lover.

MissMOE said...

I love that 1 million pounds of coffee grounds have been put to good use.

Michelle said...

Hubby cooks and doesn't like mushrooms! :( It is sad! I LOVE mushrooms. Sauteed on burgers is one of my fave's!

ansbea said...

We don;t like to eat mushrooms here at the Sack house!

Homeschooling Momma said...

This looks like so much fun to do.

Hope said...

How fun! Your mushroom crop looks great! We enjoy finding mushrooms on our nature walks, too =)

Rebecca said...

This is so great! You always push me to try new things...or things I would not think about!!!

The Adventurer said...

mine kids would love to give this a try. We tried to grow mushrooms this summer but had no luck so would love to try again.

Lara M said...

We love mushrooms! Sauteed over beef, chicken, and pizza. What a fun kit!

Becca said...

My 7YO is my nature nut and has recently been asking a lot of questions about mushrooms. Would love to give her this for school!

Jennie@What the 4h? said...

I love sauteed Mushrooms and onions in my omelets!

Anonymous said...

My husband loves mushrooms and we tried growing them on a log.

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