1. the owner, Madam Chin, explains about the tissue culture process of her oyster mushroom

1. the owner, Madam Chin, explains about the tissue culture process of her oyster mushroom

Staying at EFM Mini Rest House offers guests the opportunity to check out the cultivation process of oyster mushrooms, although one doesn’t need to be a guest to take a study tour of the farm.

2. a mountain of rubber tree sawdust

2. a mountain of rubber tree sawdust

During my visit, the owner’s wife, Madam Chin kindly took me around to show me how oyster mushrooms are cultivated. The process sounds rather complex although it is not. Just think about mushrooms as fungi.

3. packets of sawdust and a mixture of paddy husk, wheat pollard and limestone powder

3. packets of sawdust and a mixture of paddy husk, wheat pollard and limestone powder

I found a good explanation on the internet so it saves me from having to explain it. It is not a hundred percent, but here you go: How to Grow Oyster Mushroom Spawn (Low Tech).

4. a worker prepares these 1kg packets to be steamed for four hours

4. a worker prepares these 1kg packets to be steamed for four hours

The business began 18 years ago when Madam Chin’s brother-in-law returned from Taiwan after his studies and decided to venture into oyster mushroom cultivation. Madam Chin and her husband, Jimmy Chee, who had helped with the business, took over it in due course and have been managing it since then.

5. still lots more to go

5. still lots more to go

According to her, they can produce an average of 20 kilogrammes of mushrooms per day. Mushrooms produced here are supplied to the neighbourhood Gunung Rapat wet market and chain hypermarkets.

6. 1.5 months of wait for the mushrooms to flourish

6. 1.5 months of wait for the mushrooms to flourish

Have a look at my photos from the modest Ever Fresh Mushroom oyster mushroom farm. Also, do have a look at EFM Nature Homestay – Mini Rest House in Gunung Rapat, Ipoh located at the farm.

7. ah, there they are - oyster mushrooms!

7. ah, there they are – oyster mushrooms!

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Phone: +6019-512 5285
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 33.98 E101° 08.441
Web: http://www.everfreshmushroom.com/
Email: info@everfreshmushroom.com

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