Jack's Organic Mushroom Farm
Organized by: Jack Oleksyn
Hi my name Jack Oleksyn. My degree is in Business Administration and I currently help manage a winery. For several years now I have picked and studied wild mushrooms on the east coast. I am extremely fascinated by mushrooms for their biological cycle and business potential. When I walk in the grocery store past the mushrooms I imagine the mushrooms came from my farm. Its time I move my interest indoor to an organic mushroom farm where myself and others can benefit. I have finally gained access to an indoor grow site and an outdoor grow site where I can begin growing mushrooms on a commercial scale. I have a two person crew looking to expand to five within the next year. Looking to grow Oyster, Shiitake, Maitake, and Lion’s Mane. I have selected these species because they grow on simple mediums and have great value. Any mushrooms that don’t get sold will go to a food kitchen or product research. Seeking $10,000 for legal oversight, equipment to outfit the indoor space and grow room, the outdoor space needs wood logs and straw on a large scale. The bulk of the money would buy a pressure cooker or autoclave which I really need a high quality one that can hold a great capacity. The rest would go towards production. Even though this is a long term project right now I have prime grow space that is not being used. I have farming experience at a vineyard and also growing and selling saltwater corals. I got exposed to mushrooms through restaurant work, food prep at Red Lobster and a line server Moe’s Southwest Grill. I am trying to fill a niche for restaurants and groceries stores who need high quality fresh gourmet mushrooms. This feels like a very natural transition for me and I am eager to create jobs and opportunities for others as well as giving to food kitchens. I have never approached a project this big so any help means a lot to me and I greatly appreciate it. I will be able to provide for myself and create a sustainable business. I am very thankful for your support!