Sequim Washington

Lowell and Audree Dietz do Carpentry in Sequim.
Lowell's hobby is mushroom cultivation.
This has become a source of income.
The photo on the left is a plastic column of barley straw
that has been shredded, cooked and inoculated with
grain spawn.   The mushroom is Pleurotus columbinus
also known as "Blue Cap Oyster Mushroom".
This mushroom is possibly the worlds best pizza mushroom.

This site contains several pages to help beginning mushroom cultivators:

Grow Mushrooms At Home! has mushroom recipes and information about an amateur mushroom cultivators' group.

The Pink Oyster Mushroom page has instructions for growing mushrooms on growing kits you purchased.

How to make mushroom growing straw blocks
is a page for cultivators who want to make their own growing kits.

You may view or print the one page sheet MUSHROOM KIT FAQS that we used at the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Lacey. FAQs mushroom kits

If you need dehydrated mushrooms and can't dry them yourself, we can deliver fresh mushrooms to a processor.
You may purchase them from the processor.  There are two businesses in Sequim with inspected kitchens and
processors licenses who are willing to do this.   Current demand for fresh mushrooms exceeds our ability to supply them.
  We hope to increase production so we can sell mushrooms retail to the public.   We have growing kits for sale:
Blue cap oyster, Tree Oyster, King Oyster, Mushroom of Love, Phoenix Oyster mushroom.


It was nice of the Hawks Prairie Rotary to place us next to another mushroom grower!

Try our mushrooms at Alder Wood Bistro:

Alder Wood Bistro in Sequim

Try the Funghi Bianca Pizza or Mushroom Risotto!

If morels are abundant, we buy a pickers permit from the Forest Service.
 Fresh morels may be available the last week in May and the first week in June at The Food Co-op.

The Food Co-op in Port Townsend

In addition to these locations, we vend mushrooms and mushroom growing kits at

The Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society

wild mushroom show and

Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society

annual mushroom show.

Red Worms are for Sale on the Dietz Farm!

These red worms are used for kitchen composting.
They are Eisenia fetida (eye-SEN-ee-uh FE-ti-dah).
They are also called red worms, red wriglers or compost worms.
You may read or print the fact sheet: "kitchen composting with worm bins".
It is printer friendly and includes instructions to make an inexpensive worm bin like the one we sell with 500 worms for $95 (sales tax included in the price) here at the mushroom farm.

Worms Only

We sell 500 Red Worms for $25 and 100 worms for $7.
  As soon as they are divided into batches, each batch is provided enough bedding, grit and food to stay healthy.

If you would like to purchase red worms, mushroom growing kits or mushrooms directly from us

phone 360-477-4228

You may e-mail us at this address:
e-mail address

Lowell and Audree Dietz are interior trim contractors.

We do carpentry in Sequim.