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R & CD
{research and continual discovery}

Behind all of this mushroom business is a whole lot of research and a continual stream of discovery. Science that defines mycology is deeper than the ocean and more vast than the widest of distance. Each day as we enter the mushrooms' domain, we are completely and utterly mesmerized at the continual changes that occur, as well the incredible speed at which these fungal beings grow...but, above all, lessons that they teach us through their beauty. 



When most people think of mushrooms and how they grow, the image of a cool, damp and mossy forest floor comes to mind.

And, for many varieties that is the case.

Although mushrooms are considered by most to be a vegetable,

technically they are part of the kingdom called fungi[fun-jhi]

 But, for the gourmet side of mushrooms we have chosen a more sterile environment [a renovated shipping container] that ensures quality control and edible safety when it comes to consuming these mystical plants.

The mushroom farm container is outfitted with a sterile laboratory - inoculation room, where all of the science of growing mushrooms takes place. This where we grow our culture known as mycelium. 


Next, the incubation room, which is regulated between 70 and 78 degrees, where the mushrooms colonize in their growing medium. This medium can consist of sterilized grain or hardwood substate. 


The final 20 feet of growing space is designed to replicate the "autumnal environment" known as the fruiting room, in which the mushrooms emerge for harvest. In this space, the humidity is amplified and the temperature can range anywhere from 45-65 degrees.  


A biopsy of a mushroom strain/variety is grown out on agar, {a seaweed based substance mixed with malt barley and nutritional yeast,} that has been sterilized and poured into a petri plate. This will gelatinize and act as a growing environment for the "mushroom seed," known as "mycelium" to grow or colonize.

Another option for developing a mushroom strain or variety is to obtain a "spore print." This is achieved by taking a mushroom of the desired strain and allowing it to drop its spores from the underneath gill side of the cap. This must be done in a sterile environment. Glass or paper can be used as the palette for the print. Once the spore print or "fingerprint"of the mushroom has occurred, it may be stored for many years until the strain is ready to be developed into a mushroom This technique is the single best way to expand a "first generation" mushroom variety

Another way that a strain or variety can  be developed is when the "mycelium" or liquid mushroom seed is grown out in a "sterilized" sugar or honey water base. After about 30 days, it is extracted into a syringe until ready for use in further expanding a mushroom variety or strain.

After each step in the process of growing mushrooms, a sterilization process is required. This procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 22+ hours.

In order to grow mushrooms, the mycelium that has been grown out in the above methods, a medium or carrier is needed to expand the liquid or spore "fingerprint." In most cases that medium or carrier is a grain. {rye, hard winter wheat, sorghum or millet} Before introducing the mycelium, the grain must be soaked and simmered to eliminate any foreign matter, bacteria or mold spores.

The grain is then transferred to a polypropylene bag that can withstand high temperatures. The bag is designed with a micron filter patch that allows the buildup of any gasses to excape. It is also fitted with a self sealing injection port for introducing the "mycelium by syringe."

Once the grain is packed in the polypropylene bag, the bag must be sterilized to kill any unknown contaminates or mold spores. This sterilization procedure can require anywhere from 1-3 hours, at a pressure of 15 psi.

Once sterilized and allowed to cool in front of a laminar flow hood, the grain is now ready for inoculation. A syringe containing "liquid mycelium" is injected into the polypropylene bag or, a section of the agar plate where the mushroom biopsy was grown out is placed in the bag and allowed to colonize within the grain. This process can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, depending on the strain or variety of mushroom.

The inoculated bag is now placed in a growing chamber, where the temperature, humidity and light levels are monitored to ensure that the ultimate conditions exist for the mycelium to have a fighting chance to work its way throughout the bag of grain.

If all the conditions are right, colonization within the bag of grain spawn will be noticeable, while the once earthy colored grain turns from brown to white.

Once colonization of the grain spawn has completed {approximately 4-6 weeks} a mixture of hardwood oak pellets and soy hull pellets are mixed, rehydrated with water and measured into a larger polypropylene bag. The bags are packed into a autoclave sterilzer and pressure sterilized for 22-24 hours.

After sterilization is complete, the grain spawn in divided between the bags of hardwood/soy hull substrate. This is done in front of the laminar flow hood to insure that the grain to substrate transfer is free from possible contamination.

Once completed, the substrate bags are placed in a grow chamber to allow for the grain to colonize throughout the bag. At this time, the bags are primarily kept in the dark. It take 4-6 weeks to fully colonize the bag of substrate, at which point it is transferred to the fruiting chamber to produce the mushrooms.

Now that full colonization has occurred, the bags are placed in the "Fruiting Chamber" where they will come to life. In order to "wake up" the colonizing mycelium, slits or punctures are made in the bag to allow fresh air to enter the bag. At the same time, this action allows the  naturally occurring CO2 to escape. The atmosphere is highly controlled to bring about an "Autumnal" environment. Lighting is introduced to simulate day and night, while humidity is increased {based on the variety} to between 89% and 99%. The temperature also plays an important role in the fruiting stage...often controlled at 55+ degrees. For successful transformation from substrate to flush, an exchange of fresh air is required to allow the mushroom to emerge and develop.

Not sure what to do with those gorgeous mushrooms you just bought from us?

Sautéed: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with some butter or oil. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and become golden brown.

Grilled: Brush whole or sliced mushrooms with oil and seasonings, then grill them over medium heat until tender and slightly charred.

Roasted: Toss mushrooms with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread them out on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven at around 400°F (200°C) until they are tender and caramelized.

Stir-Fried: Heat a wok or skillet over high heat with oil. Add thinly sliced mushrooms and stir-fry them with other vegetables and seasonings until cooked through.

Baked: Stuff large mushroom caps with various fillings like cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs, and garlic, then bake them until the filling is golden and bubbly.

Boiled: Mushrooms can be added to soups, stews, or broths and boiled until they are tender and infused with flavor.

Pickled: Preserve mushrooms by pickling them in a mixture of vinegar, water, salt, sugar, and spices. They can be enjoyed as a tangy and flavorful addition to salads, sandwiches, or charcuterie boards.

Braised: Cook mushrooms slowly in a flavorful liquid, such as broth or wine, along with aromatics like garlic, onions, and herbs until they are tender and richly flavored.

Deep-Fried: Coat whole mushrooms or mushroom slices in batter or breadcrumbs and deep-fry them until they are crispy and golden brown.

Smoked: If you have access to a smoker, you can smoke mushrooms to infuse them with a smoky flavor. This works particularly well with heartier varieties like portobello mushrooms.

Blanched: Briefly cook mushrooms in boiling water, then immediately transfer them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. This can help preserve their texture and color for use in salads.

Here's a simple guide for keeping freshly picked mushrooms fresh:

  • Keep Cool, Dry, and Dark: Store your mushrooms in the refrigerator. Ideally, keep them in the crisper drawer where it's slightly cooler and more humid. Avoid storing them near foods with strong odors as mushrooms can absorb them.

  • Store in Paper Bags or Unsealed Containers: Mushrooms need to breathe, so avoid storing them in plastic bags. Instead, place them in a paper bag or an unsealed container lined with a paper towel. This helps absorb excess moisture and keeps the mushrooms dry.

  • Don't Wash Them: Mushrooms are like sponges and can absorb water easily, which can make them slimy. So, it's best to simply brush off any debris with a paper towel. Remember, our mushrooms are grown in an organic space, free of chemicals and pesticides!

  • Use Within a Few Days: Freshly picked mushrooms are best enjoyed within a few days of purchase. The longer they sit, the more they start to lose their flavor and texture.

  • Inspect Regularly: Check your mushrooms regularly for any signs of spoilage, such as dark spots, sliminess, or an “off” smell. Remove any bad ones to prevent them from spoiling the rest.


By following these simple steps, you can help prolong the freshness of your freshly picked mushrooms and enjoy them at their best!


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2 oz. - 30 Day Supply 

INGREDIENTS: Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom Fruiting Body Extract, Certified Organic Cane Alcohol, Filtered Water


Our Lion's Mane tincture is derived from the Lion's Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), and is renowned for its potential cognitive and neurological benefits. This dual-extracted* tincture contains bioactive compounds such as erinacines and hericenones that may support nerve growth and function, potentially aiding memory, focus, and overall brain health. Lion's Mane is believed to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to potential immune system support and overall well-being, and its positive impact on nerve regeneration and mental clarity.

Our Turkey Tail tincture is crafted from the Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor), a revered medicinal mushroom known for its immune-boosting potential. This dual-extracted* tincture incorporates powerful bioactive compounds. Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture is celebrated for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being rich in PSK Polysaccharide Kristin and PSP Polysaccharide Peptides, which contribute to strengthening the immune system and

fighting cancer.


This tincture is designed to promote overall health and vitality, offering an easy way to harness the natural benefits of Turkey Tail mushrooms in a concentrated and convenient form.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Turkey Tail Mushroom Fruiting Body Extract, Certified Organic Cane Alcohol, Filtered Water

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2 oz. - 30 Day Supply


As individual responses can vary, consulting a healthcare professional before

incorporating Lion's Mane Dual-Extracted Tincture into your wellness regimen is advisable.

*Dual Extract means it ensures maximum bioavailability, which means it is more available

for your body to absorb. What’s more, the alcohol in tinctures gives it a long shelf life.

WARNING: Avoid mushroom supplements with “myceliated grain” in the ingredients or some variation of the word “mycelium.” The fruiting body is the actual mushroom cap and stem. Mycelium is the root system of a mushroom grown on top of a grain substrate resulting in a supplement that is about 50% roots, 50% filler, and 0% of real mushroom. Why would some manufacturers do this? Because mycelium is cheaper and faster to produce than waiting for a full proper mushroom to grow.

Terms and Conditions These terms and conditions govern the purchase of Lion's Mane Mushroom Tincture, Turkey Tail Tincture and Reishi Tincture from Boxed-In Mushroom Company website. By placing an order for the product, you agree to be bound by these terms. Please read them carefully before placing your order. 1. Product Information The Product information provided on Boxed-In Mushroom Company’s website is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 2. Orders and Payment By placing an order through the company's website, you warrant that you are at least 18 years old and capable of entering into legally binding contracts. All orders are subject to availability and acceptance by Boxed-In Mushroom Company. Boxed-In Mushroom Company reserves the right to refuse or cancel any order at any time for any reason. Prices for the product are as displayed on the website and are subject to change without notice. The total price payable for the product will be the price displayed at the time you place your order. Payment for the product and any applicable shipping fees must be made in full at the time of placing the order. Payment can be made by PayPal. 3. Shipping and Delivery Boxed-In Mushroom Company will make reasonable efforts to deliver the product to the address provided by you within the estimated delivery timeframe. However, the Boxed-In Mushroom Company is not responsible for any delays or failures in delivery beyond its control. Risk of loss and title for the product pass to you upon delivery of the product to the carrier. 4. Returns and Refunds Once the product has been shipped, no refunds or exchanges will be made or allowed. 5. Limitation of Liability To the fullest extent permitted by law, Boxed-In Mushroom Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use or inability to use the Product. 6. Governing Law These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the USA. 7. Changes to Terms Boxed-In Mushroom Company reserves the right to update or modify these terms at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the company's website. By placing an order for the Product, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at

"I've been dealing with memory issues for a while, but your Lion's Mane Tincture has significantly improved my cognitive function. I'm so grateful for this natural solution....thanks so much!"

Janis R.  {New Braunfels TX}



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Rising Kale Farms Launches Boxed-In Mushroom Company, Offering Gourmet Mushrooms at New Braunfels Farmers Market

Marion TX July 22, 2021 - Rising Kale Farms, under the stewardship of founder Robert Nowlin, is thrilled to introduce their new mushroom division, Boxed-In Mushroom Company. This exciting venture will bring a wide selection of gourmet mushrooms to the New Braunfels and surrounding communities.

Boxed-In Mushroom Company is committed to delivering the finest, locally grown gourmet mushrooms. At the New Braunfels Farmers Market every Saturday, year-round, you can enjoy fresh-picked mushrooms, including Blue, Snow & Pink Oyster, Shiitake, Black Pearl King Trumpet, and Lions Mane varieties. Future plans include the introduction of medicinal mushrooms such as Turkey Tail and Reishi. Both of which have been found to increase immune support and strengthen overall health.

Robert Nowlin, farming founder of Rising Kale Farms, shared his excitement about the new division, stating, "We're proud to offer a diverse range of gourmet mushrooms, grown sustainably and harvested with care. We invite you to experience the unique tastes and benefits of our mushrooms at the New Braunfels Farmers Market."

About Rising Kale Farms: Rising Kale Farms, based in Marion Texas, is a sustainable hydroponic farm dedicated to growing the freshest greens and lettuce varieties while adhering to strict, responsible farming practices. Their new division, Boxed-In Mushroom Company, showcases a variety of gourmet mushrooms, available at the New Braunfels Farmers Market every Saturday, rain or shine.

Albany NY - December 19, 2023

A Fungal Fountain of Well-Being: Customers Share Remarkable Benefits of Lions Mane Mushroom Tincture

Nature's Secret Unveiled – Enthusiastic Testimonials Inspire a Growing Community


In the heart of holistic wellness, a newfound sensation is sweeping through the health-conscious community: Lions Mane Mushroom Tincture. As users embark on their daily ritual of ingesting this earthy elixir, they report remarkable positive effects that are turning skeptics into believers and enthusiasts into advocates. From increased mental clarity to a surge in creativity, customers are attributing a myriad of benefits to the Lions Mane Mushroom Tincture.


Emily Thompson, a self-proclaimed health explorer from Greenwich Connecticut, shared her transformative experience, stating, "It's like a switch has been flipped. My focus is laser-sharp, and my creativity has skyrocketed. I feel like I've unlocked a hidden potential within myself." Emily is not alone in her praise for the mushroom-infused potion. Users worldwide are singing the praises of Lions Mane mushrooms, claiming enhanced cognitive function, improved mood, and a newfound sense of vitality.


The buzz around this natural supplement has prompted many to share their stories, creating a ripple effect of encouragement within the community. Scientific studies have long touted the potential cognitive benefits of Lions Mane mushrooms, with researchers pointing to compounds that may stimulate the growth of brain cells and protect against cognitive decline. While the scientific community continues to explore these claims, the real-world experiences of users are capturing the attention of those seeking natural alternatives for well-being. Melissa Rodriguez, a working professional and Lions Mane enthusiast, {New York, New York} shared her journey, saying, "I started taking Lions Mane Tincture to manage my stress, and the results have been incredible. I feel more resilient, and my overall sense of well-being has never been better. It's become an indispensable part of my daily routine."

The mushroom tincture's popularity has surged, with wellness influencers, health blogs, and even mainstream media picking up on the trend. With the positive testimonials pouring in, experts advise consistency for users to maximize the potential benefits. Regular and continued use is key, as Lions Mane mushrooms are believed to have cumulative effects on cognitive function and overall mental well-being.

As more individuals embrace the Lions Mane revolution, the conversation around natural wellness solutions continues to evolve. If you've recently embarked on your Lions Mane journey, the growing community of users encourages you to stay the course, as the maximum benefits may unfold over time. In the realm of natural remedies, Lions Mane Mushroom Tincture stands as a testament to the potential hidden within Mother Nature's bounty. Let the fungal magic of Lions Mane be your guide on the path to enhanced well-being.



Introducing Boxed-In Mushroom's Highly Anticipated Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture:

A Culmination of Nature's Bounty and Scientific Expertise

Marion, Texas - April 20, 2024 -

Boxed-In Mushroom Company, a division of Rising Kale Farms, is thrilled to announce the long-awaited launch of its Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture. This milestone represents a fusion of ancient wisdom with modern innovation, bringing the profound health benefits of Turkey Tail mushrooms to individuals seeking holistic wellness solutions.

Crafted under the visionary guidance of farming founder Robert Nowlin, Boxed-In Mushroom Co. has established itself as a beacon of quality and integrity in the realm of mushroom products. With a steadfast commitment to organic cultivation practices and meticulous attention to detail, the company has garnered a loyal following of health-conscious consumers eager to harness the power of nature's bounty.

Turkey Tail mushrooms, scientifically known as Trametes versicolor, have been revered for centuries in traditional medicine systems for their immune-boosting properties and antioxidant-rich composition. Now, Boxed-In Mushroom Co. is proud to offer this potent elixir in the form of a convenient tincture, carefully extracted to preserve the full spectrum of bioactive compounds.

"We are thrilled to unveil our Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture, the culmination of 3 years of dedication to sustainable mushroom farming and scientific research," said Robert Nowlin, Founder of Rising Kale Farms. "At Boxed-In Mushroom, we believe in harnessing the inherent wisdom of nature to support overall health and vitality. With our Turkey Tail Tincture, individuals can now experience the transformative benefits of this remarkable mushroom in a convenient and accessible form."

Boxed-In Mushroom's Turkey Tail Tincture is made locally in the laboratory at the farm. It is vegan friendly, and free from additives or preservatives, ensuring purity and potency with every drop. Whether added to daily wellness routines or used as a targeted supplement, this innovative formulation offers a natural pathway to bolstering immune function and promoting holistic well-being.

For more information about Boxed-In Mushroom Company and its range of premium mushroom products, visit

Media Contact: Robert Nowlin, farming founder

About Boxed-In Mushroom:

Boxed-In Mushroom is a division of Rising Kale Farms, dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of mushrooms for holistic wellness. Founded by Robert Nowlin, Boxed-In Mushroom is committed to sustainable mushroom farming practices and scientific innovation, offering a range of premium mushroom products crafted with integrity and expertise.

About Rising Kale Farms:

Rising Kale Farms is a family-owned farm located in Marion, Texas, specializing in organic leafy greens and mushroom cultivation. Founded by Robert Nowlin, the farm is dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture and providing nourishing, high-quality food to local communities.


Introducing Boxed-In-Mushroom Company's

Lion's Mane Dual Extract Tincture: A Game-Changer for Daily Wellness.

Marion Texas, October 1, 2023 - Boxed In Mushroom Company is proud to announce the launch of our groundbreaking Lion's Mane Dual Extract Tincture, a daily elixir designed with the needs of the wellness generation in mind. In a market crowded with tinctures, our product stands out for its unique approach to cognitive health and overall well-being.

What Sets Us Apart:

  1. Lion's Mane Superpowers: Our Lion's Mane Dual Extract Tincture harnesses the incredible potential of Lion's Mane mushrooms, renowned for their cognitive-boosting properties. This potent superfood is believed to support memory, focus, and mental clarity, making it an ideal choice for anyone seeking an edge in their daily lives.

  2. Dual Extraction Technology: We use both hot water and alcohol extractions to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from our organic, freshly harvested whole fruiting body Lion's Mane mushrooms. This method captures the full spectrum of bioactive compounds, providing a product that's as effective as it is innovative.

  3. Vegan, Gluten-Free and Sustainable: At Boxed In Mushroom Company, we're committed to sustainable practices. Our Lion's Mane Dual Extract Tincture is 100% vegan and sourced from organic Lion's Mane mushrooms, ensuring you can feel good about the impact on both your well-being and the planet. We only use 100% Certified Organic Cane Alcohol. [Sugar Cane}

  4. Versatile and Convenient: Whether you're adding it to your favorite morning juice, post-workout smoothie, or sipping it straight, our tincture is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. {not recommended to be mixed into hot beverages}

  5. Premium Quality Assurance: We take quality seriously. Each batch of our tincture undergoes rigorous testing to guarantee potency, purity, and safety, providing peace of mind to health-conscious consumers.

Boxed In Mushroom Company's Lion's Mane Dual Extract Tincture is the perfect addition to your wellness regimen, designed to help you stay sharp and focused in an increasingly fast-paced world. With our commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation, we're confident that our tincture will become a trusted companion for the wellness generation.

Be yourself and stay in touch...everyone else is already mushrooms!

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Boxed-In Mushroom Company

@ Rising Kale Farms

2230 Weil Road

Marion Texas 78124

Tel. 210-843-1962


New Braunfels Farmers Market

186 South Castell Avenue

New Braunfels Tx

Every Saturday / Year Round / Rain or Shine 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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