In March of 2019 Helsieni traveled to Rääkkylä, in Eastern Finland, to meet one of the biggest Shiitake producers of Finland: Polar Shiitake. The CEO, Markku Leppänen, showed us around his business which has been growing shiitake mushrooms since 1985. The process starts with grinding the raw material, in this case alder trees, to fine […]
After the successful crowdfunding campaign Helsieni went on to an autumn full of work. Once the containers arrived in Hernesaari, we started building the mushroom farm. We are designing and building the whole farm ourselves. As mushroom home growers know, important in mushroom growing is the right temperature and humidity at the right time. Therefore, […]
Helsieni product development team is testing and comparing different kinds of growing materials for the oyster mushrooms. The first mushrooms have now come out! Maybe the spring sun has had its finger in the pie?!
We reached another milestone with Helsieni: we graduated from the Master Program: “Growing Edible Mushrooms”! The founders of RotterZwam in the Netherlands offer an intensive 4-day training program in which Sini and Stéphane learned everything there is to know about growing mushrooms in an urban environment. Chris and Lilli also joined the beginning and the end […]