Grow Gourmet Mushrooms in 100% Recycled Coffee Grounds Review and Giveaway

With the rising cost of healthy food products Americans are turning to growing their own products. With having a garden you will always have your favorite veggies at your finger tips, well most of the time if you freeze and can. We have tried the garden route, but we ended up getting flooded out and it was a waste of time so we never tried again.

Recently I was contacted to check out a product I could grow and not mess up! Really? This product would give me the chance to grow my very own Oyster Mushrooms! I love mushrooms, never heard of oyster ones though.

Backtotheroots.com sent me product to test, they said in as little as 10 days, I would have fresh mushrooms. With being a mushroom lover I took them up on this offer.

Our Opinion:

We received this product in the mail on a Saturday, the directions state to soak in cold water overnight. I waited until Sunday to soak in the water, after 24 hours, I put back into the box and placed by the sliding glass doors. I sprayed them twice a day, but it didn’t seem like it was getting wet enough. Being in the South the heat and humidity stinks. After about day 5 nothing was happening, you know how I suck at gardens, I thought I was going to fail at growing these mushrooms. So I started to spray 3 times a day, on day 7 we started to see them grow (pictures to follow).

day 7 of mushroom growingday 8 on mushroom growth
day 9 of growing mushroomsday 10 of growing mushrooms

As you can see from the above pictures once the mushrooms started growing they took off fast! This was one of those neat things in life, it was super awesome to watch as the mushrooms progressed each day. Gillian, was in awe and she would get up and check on them every morning. With being a home schooling family this was a very good experience, and I would highly recommend getting a kit if you have younger children. This will be a nice learning experience to teach them first hand where our food comes from.

Gillian was not a fan of them raw, I never had these type of mushrooms before; however, they tasted like mushrooms to me hah.

Back to The Roots Facebook Campaign: Right now Back to The Roots, is doing a fun campaign, for those that purchase a kit and post a picture of their grown products on their facebook page, they will send a free kit with learning information to the elementary school of your choice! So by growing a kit and posting a picture on their facebook page, you could help a elementary class have a fun neat experience.

Purchase: You can purchase your very own Easy to Grow Mushroom kit at selected stores in the CA area, or via their website for $19.95 plus shipping and handling.

Discount: For a 10% discount use code… Mushrooms4me10

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Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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  6. Jill A. Collins says:

    I learned that Back to the Roots has helped create and sustain urban gardens in our community with our donations of the Premium Soil Amendment and mushroom kits.
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  14. Jaque R. says:

    I learned Back to the Roots sells soil amendment that will help your plants grow beautifully…I want that…and it is 100% organic! :-) Thank you.

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  22. Charlotte V says:

    You can grow a pound of mushrooms in one box!!!!

  23. Chrystal D says:

    I learned that I can get one of these at Whole Foods stores…too bad there isn’t one near me, though! :(

  24. sold at whole foods

  25. kathy dunaway says:

    I learned that I can buy them at Whole Foods.Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  29. DeeAnn S says:

    I learned that their site has some interesting recipes. I especially like the one for Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with BTTR Oyster Mushrooms. Thanks.

  30. Deborah Rosen says:

    I learned that Back To The Roots is on pace to collect, divert and reuse 1 million pounds of coffee grounds this year.

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    I learned that they are on pace in 2011 to collect, divert and reuse 1 million lbs of coffee grounds this year from Peet’s Coffee & Tea

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  42. Diane R. says:

    I found out that you can grow mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds which is how the company got started. Pretty amazing when you think of how much used coffee goes into the trash.

  43. sjc9991 says:

    I learned that they were studying to be bankers and two months before graduation they started growing mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds

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  48. Christine says:

    can get at Whole Foods

  49. I learned that they experimented in Alex’s fraternity kitchen to create the mushrooms,
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  50. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    Back to the Roots is on pace to collect, divert & reuse 1 million lbs of coffee grounds from Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

  51. DANIELLE W says:

    I learned they have a kids corner with awsome pictures of kids growing there masterpieces and they have alot more cool photos on there facebook page. I was surprised that the mushrooms is all they are offering Hopefully in the future they will do some more cool kits
    I would like to win this for my daughter, it is an awsome movie also.
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  61. Lori Walker says:

    I learned that the soil inside is 100% recycled coffee grounds.

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  72. april bever says:

    I learned the soil inside is 100% recycled coffee grounds

  73. I love the fact they’re trying to reuse coffee ground (1 million pounds) from Peet’s coffee and tea!

    This looks awesome! I didn’t know there was such a thing. We would love to try this in our house. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  79. Marcia Goss says:
  80. Colleen S says:

    THats cool that the growing medium is coffee grounds

  81. Darcy B says:

    I leared that the mushrooms grow in Pete’s used coffee grounds and mushroom compost–very interesting!!!
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  91. I learned that coffee grounds are in the soil, I compost all of my coffee grounds too!

  92. Ed Nemmers says:

    Coffee Grounds and Mushroom Compost are the composition of the soil.

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  113. I learned that post a picture with the kit you grow and they will donate a kit & sustainability cuRriculum to an elementary school classroom of your choice!

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  116. Betty C says:

    I learned that in 2011, Back to the Roots is on pace to collect, divert & reuse 1 million lbs of coffee grounds from Peet’s Coffee & Tea. I didn’t know that coffee grounds and other organic waste creates methane in the atmosphere.

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  142. Grow up to 1 1/2 lbs of tasty pearl oyster mushrooms.

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