Alan Terry stands amid a sea of shiitake logs on his wooded Baldwin City property. Terry injects the oak logs with mushroom spores, which spread the length of the wood while sitting for a couple of years and then sprout fruit.
Terry displays one of his homegrown Japanese mushrooms. He's been raising shiitakes for about 20 years.
Alan Terry sorts through a box of shiitake mushrooms that he grew on logs at his Baldwin City farm. About 20 years ago, Terry's late wife found a kit for growing mushrooms in logs. Now Terry sells homegrown 'shrooms to families and restaurants across the region.
Alan Terry stands with his daughter, Alexandra, 8 months, by his mushroom logs on his property in Baldwin City. Alexandra often keeps Terry company when he harvests the mushrooms.
Japanese mushrooms are starting to grow on one of Alan Terry's logs. Terry injects shiitake mushroom spores into oak logs, which host their growth.