Smallhold’s mushroom growers can monitor and adjust the lighting or water circulation in their “minifarms” from afar.
It’s not often that one finds a drama packed with equal parts human love and love of foraging, but we must say, our interest is piqued. “Now, Forager” tells the story of Lucien and Regina, a Jersey-based couple who forage for mushrooms and sell them to top-notch restaurants in New York City.
Foragers and fans of Prospect Park’s ravine know wet fall weather has led to a bumper crop of mushrooms, so much so that the New York Times City Room asked readers to send in photos of their finds. They tapped mycologist and New Yorker Gary Lincoff–he’s the author of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms–to ID them, and the 19 photos from his first fascinating report are now up online right here.
In Prospect Park, finding mushrooms—and a few other surprises.