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June 24 2005, Miller’s Tract, Slippery Rock
Mark Spear, Rebecca Miller, Mark Begin
WPMC tour of a mushroom farm and factory. The factory produces mushroom spawn for sale to mushroom growers. The farm grows test batches agaricus bisporus for quality control. Sylvan is the world’s largest producer of mushroom spawn. We would like to thank Sylvan, Inc, Mark Spear, Rebecca Miller and Mark Begin for their gracious hospitality in showing us this state of the art facility.
To learn more about Sylvan Inc visit their website.
Meet the Eastern Penn Mushroomers
We found over 80 species on our walk at Yellow Hammer Corral and Heart’s Content: 54 at Yellow Hammer, and 29 at Heart’s Content. Many thanks to the folks at the Yellow Hammer Ranch; they were welcoming and glad to have us explore. If you want to arrange riding there, call Dave at 814-463-3703. Here are some photos: