Des Isles Homestead
Welcome to our little island in Cochrane Ontario. By yourself, in a group, or out with the family. Enjoy the experience of picking your own Oyster Mushrooms from our forest. See what’s growing in our homestead garden and greenhouses. Take home some fresh produce for dinner and you can even have a chat about growing your own food at home and mushrooms as a “Super food”. Our little family would love to show you a different way to spend your day North of the highway.
*Parking available *Outdoor bathroom
*Pick your own Mushrooms- A Quick Pick! ($30 each person)
Come visit our homestead Mushroom beds and with your *Grab bag, pick until it’s full.
Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus species) are a gilled mushroom variety. They are classified as fungi. Grown naturally outdoors in the forest and within our homestead garden. Of the 40 known types of Oyster mushrooms we are blessed to have 4 strains.
White Oyster – Blue Oyster – King Oyster – Pearl Oyster
All Oyster types are edible, and a great choice for a meat-free meal/diet. Enjoy them in pasta sauce/dishes, stir fries, soups and deep fried.
*Pick your own Vegetables- A.Quick Pick! ($20-$30 each person)
*subjected to what is ready for harvest at the time of your visit. Approx 10-20 lbs worth)
Check out, “Is what really going on?” in the garden. Pick yourself a sweet basket of goodies to take home. Veggies, greens, even edible flowers. Grab some mushrooms and make a real meal!
*Price will depend on product weight.
*Pick and Chat ($45 each person) ($10 kid, 2 or more $5 each)
As you enjoy a stroll around the Mushroom Forest, pick your yummy finds and we will share how mushrooms grow. The cycle of this superfood, it’s benefits to your health and even how you can try growing your own mushrooms at home.