Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

Easily grow meaty, delicious shiitakes with Howard Berk and Todd Pittard’s organic mushroom growing logs.


Howard Berk & Todd Pittard created by

Howard Berk & Todd Pittard

read more about the maker


Shiitakes' meaty texture and earthy, smoky flavor has made them one of the most highly prized edible fungi. You'll love growing your own with Howard Berk and Todd Pittard's mushroom growing log. The duo salvage recently felled oak and sweetgum trees, cut them into logs, and plant organic shiitake spores inside. All that's left to do is soak your log and keep it in a damp, cool, dark place. Soon: fresh shiitake heaven. Re-soak and harvest every six weeks or so for up to three years. That's a lot of shrooms for stir-fries, stuffings, salads, and sauces. Put a smile on the face of your favorite mushroom lover, gardener, or mad scientist. Handmade in Chamblee, Georgia.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Georgia

Howard Berk & Todd Pittard

created by

Howard Berk & Todd Pittard



Howard Berk and Todd Pittard’s fungi love started years before they knew each other. It was certainly fated that they’d meet at the local farmer’s market, bond over their mutual passion, and start a shiitake and oyster mushroom company. The twosome salvage health, fresh-cut Sweetgum and Oak trees that are on their way to the chipper, and take the logs back to their Chamblee, Georgia shop. Once inoculated with organic mycelium, they’re aged on the farm, to help the fungus develop. Howard and Tood put a lot of love into each log, and the wood gives it back, producing premium, healthy, delicious mushrooms for two or three years. The duo sell them to local restaurants and the lucky public, and now, you can get their inoculated logs and start your own own mushroom garden. They hope you enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
sweet gum or oak log, organic shiitake spore plugs
12" L x 3-5" Dia
Complete growing instructions included with each log.
Item ID

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/29/2018.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact with any questions.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

you might also like