Jacob Alvarez: Pioneering Beefsteak Fungus Cultivation

Season 2

Jacob Alvarez of Garden State Mushrooms is making momentous strides towards cultivating the Fistulina Hepatica, also known as the Beefsteak Fungus.

Beloved among foragers for it's raw meat like texture and tangy citrus flavor profile, the Beefsteak Fungus presents as a promising sustainable meat alternative and a nutritious flavor punch.

Jacob walks us through his progress in pioneering the development of commercial cultivation techniques to make the Beefsteak Fungus more accessible to people across the country.

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