If you’re interested to learn more about mushroom cultivation, foraging and harvesting wild mushrooms or the vast world of fungi in general, we’ve put together a list of some trusted and reputable print and digital sources from across North America that you can view below. We’ve also included a list of sources of mushroom cultures, spawn and miscellaneous growing equipment from Canada and the United States for those interested in acquiring those materials to start growing.

Since it is in all of our collective best interests to share and support one another with our individual perspectives and learning processes, this page will be continuously updated to reflect new publications, mushroom businesses and organizations as they are created, so check back often. Also, if you happen to know of a good resource you’d like to recommend to others, feel free to Contact us and we’ll include it in the ever expanding list below.

Mycological Societies & Foraging

Canadian Mycological Associations

Mushroom Collecting

Mushroom Expert


North American Mycological Association

Books & Print Resources

Mushroom Cultivation

The Mushroom Cultivator – Paul Stamets & J.S. Chilton (1983)

Growing Gourmet
& Medicinal Mushrooms  – Paul Stamets (2000)

Mycelium Running – Paul Stamets (2005)

How to Start & Succeed Growing Mushrooms – Brian Callow (2012)

Organic Mushroom Farming & Mycoremediation – Tradd Cotter (2014)

Radical Mycology – Peter McCoy (2016)

DIY Mushroom Cultivation – Willoughby Arevalo (2019)

Wild Mushroom Identification

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms – (1981)

Mushrooms Demystified – David Arora (1986)

All that the Rain Promises and More – David Arora (1991)

The Ultimate Mushroom Book – Peter Jordan & Steven Wheeler (1995)

Mushrooms of Northeast North America – George Barron (1999)

Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada – Timothy J. Baroni (2017)

Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America – Roger Phillips (2010)

Mushroom Cultures,
Spawn & Growing Supplies

Mycosource – (Toronto, Ontario)

Wylie Mycologicals – (Georgian Bluffs, Ontario)

Mycoboutique – (Montréal, Quebec)

Grow Mushrooms Canada – (Victoria, BC)

What The Fungus – (Summerland, BC)

All The Mushrooms – (Powell River, BC)

North Spore Mushroom Company – (Westbrook, Maine)

Mycelium Emporium – (Maine)

Everything Mushrooms – (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Myer’s Mushrooms – (Witchita, Kansas)

The Mushroom Patch – (Delta, Ohio)

Mossy Creek Mushrooms – (Jefferson City, Tennessee)

Earth Angel Mushrooms – (Pacific, Missouri)

Field & Forest Products – (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)

Fungi Ally – (Montague, Massachusetts)

Fungi Perfecti – (Olympia, Washington)

Instructional & Informative Videos

Growing Oyster Mushrooms Outside – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

The Easiest Way to Grow Oyster Mushrooms: An Outdoor Garden Bed – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Using an Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit – (North Spore)

How to Grow Mushrooms on Straw: Making Straw Logs – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Growing Mushrooms On Sawdust: Making The Fruiting Block – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Growing Oyster and Lion’s Mane Mushroom Kits: A Winter Gardening Option – (The Rusted Garden)

How to farm mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine & Bioremediation – (Kirsten Dirksen)

Planting an Agaricus Mushroom Bed – (Field & Forest Products)

Growing Almond Agaricus in a Window Box – (Field & Forest Products)

Harvesting Almond Agaricus & Growing Reishi in the Garden – (Field & Forest Products)

Setting up your Shiitake Table Top Farm – (Field & Forest Products)

Shiitake Mushroom Fruiting Techniques – (100th Monkey Mushrooms)

How to Build & Plant a Wine Cap Stropharia Bed – (Field & Forest Products)

Growing Mushrooms Outdoors – (GroCycle)

How to Get Started Growing Mushrooms at Home – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

How to Grow Edible Mushrooms Outdoors (Wine Cap) – (Summer Rayne Oakes)