River City Mushrooms is a small business and passion project based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that strives to provide locally produced seasonal harvests of high quality speciality mushrooms along with the materials and knowledge necessary for individuals to cultivate their own delicious, gourmet mushrooms right at home.

By learning the skills and techniques used to cultivate fungi, these versatile and highly adaptable decomposers can be used as a conduit with which to help create ecologically resilient and sustainable communities. Mushrooms have the capacity to provide us with nutrition and medicine while also breaking down and liberating the components of organic materials to create healthy soils.

If you would like to learn more about River City Mushrooms and our humble beginning here in Winnipeg, check out this short interview from early May 2020 for the program ‘People of Interest’ on CKUW. More interviews and podcasts from the last few years will be uploaded to the site sometime this summer, so stay tuned if you would like to hear more.

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Eager to learn more about mushroom cultivation or wild foraging? Want to be notified of upcoming workshops, programs or sales of mushroom grow kits and spawn? Please fill out the form below to have your name added to our e-mail list. Messages will be sent out only once a month at the very most.

If you wish to unsubscribe at any time, the option is always available. Simply contact us and request to be removed. No questions asked. For more consistent updates featuring photos and videos, information on product availability, new public programs as well as occasional contests and giveaways, be sure to subscribe to River City Mushrooms on Facebook and on Instagram.

Thank you for your interest and support of grassroots mycology

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Pearl Oyster mushroom growing from a bin packed with pasteurized wheat straw.

Programs & Workshops

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Indoor Mushroom Cultivation Course @ Sage Garden Herbs, January 25th 2020

All 2020 Workshops & Programs Are Postponed

Due to health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures have been put in place by both provincial and federal governments. As such, all workshops have been cancelled / postponed until further notice. Stay tuned over the coming weeks and months as conditions improve and programs are rescheduled. Stay safe and be well!

River City Mushrooms delivers interactive workshops demonstrating the skills and techniques necessary for small scale mushroom cultivation in collaboration with organizations across the city of Winnipeg and beyond. A list of upcoming public programs is updated regularly and can be viewed below.

Join countless others who have gained first hand experience through informative, hands-on outdoor cultivation workshops or engaging indoor courses at community classrooms, public gardens and festivals promoting sustainability and agriculture. These programs are designed to cover all of the skills and techniques necessary to begin understanding and nurturing fungi.

Discussion topics include the life cycle and ecological functions of fungi through to species identification, growing substrate formulations, pasteurization and sterilizing techniques, producing and working with grain and sawdust spawn, harvesting methods, propagation techniques and much more.

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Wine Cap Mushroom Garden Workshop @ Sustainable South Osborne, June 1st, 2019

Mushroom Spawn & Grow Kits

elm oysters oyster grown indoors and harvested from a 1 gallon pail filled with pasteurized sawdust.

Thinking about starting to grow your own mushrooms at home? River City Mushrooms produces seasonal batches of high quality mushroom spawn and ‘ready to fruit’ grow kits right here in Winnipeg using locally grown certified organic rye grain, sustainably sourced hardwood sawdust and mushroom cultures from across North America.

Check out the Mushroom Spawn page for more details and to see what is currently available. Inventory adjustments regarding which cultures are on offer do change from time to time, mostly as new cultures are added and propagated and less popular options are retired or reserved for special offers.

Mushroom Spawn & Grow Kit Orders
for Spring 2020 are currently full

Thank you so much to everyone who placed their orders this winter! Please check back soon for when orders will once again be accepted for sometime in May or June of 2020. We are also excited to be releasing a couple of new species and cultures this summer that we have not produced before, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram or join out mailing list for when those announcements are made!