12
Mar
08

Myco Mushroom Farm @ Seletar Farmway West

Do you know that eating mushrooms can lower your cholesterol? And mushrooms have anti-aging, slimming properties and can also enhance your brain power? Well this is what I learnt when I visit Myco Mushroom Farm @ Seletar Farmway West last Sun.

My parents love to eat mushrooms and had been wanting to visit this mushroom farm for a long time. Decided to bring them there on Sunday to see how mushrooms are grown locally and also to buy some fresh mushrooms from the farm.

Everbloom mushroom farm used to occupy the current site where Myco Farm is. Everbloom had cease operations and had invested a 25% stake in Myco. One of the staff brought us and 2 other families on a tour around the farm. FOC tours are conducted on every sat and sun on a hourly basis from 10 am to 4 pm.

The mushrooms were stored in these barn-like air-conditioned and humility controlled buildings there.

The mushrooms are grow on these logs that are packed with sawdust and some sort of nutrients and placed on shelves in these barn

Mushrooms had medicinal properties. This is the Monkey Head Mushroom. It helps to improve one’s brain power when taken.

Rows of Monkey Head Mushrooms growing from logs on the shelves

We walked out of this barn and entered another one where Shitake Mushrooms are cultivated. Shi means Pine and Take means Mushrooms in Japanese. Shitake mushrooms were grown on pine logs in Japan. That’s how the name shitake comes about.

The white ‘spots’ you see on the shitake mushrooms are not mould. It’s the mushroom spores which are very good for your body.

Freshly plucked mushrooms are best consumed within 7 days. Afterwhich, the good nutrients and stuff died and what you are eating are just fibre.

Shitake mushrooms have anti-aging properties. It also helps to tones up one’s muscle and burns away fats (these are what the staff there told us lah)

The 3rd barn we went into is where white and black oyster mushrooms are cultivated

Here’s some White Oysters Mushrooms. Eating Oysters Mushrooms lower one’s cholestrol. The staff told us that taking 150gm of fresh oyster mushrooms consecutively for 7 days helps lower one’s cholestrol.

The staff had just harvest baskets and baskets full of White Oysters Mushrooms

These are the Black Oysters Mushrooms… Aren’t they pretty to look at? :)

Rows of Black Oysters Mushrooms

Close up of a bunch of Black Oysters Mushrooms

Black and White Oysters Mushrooms growing side by side :) They looked lovely

And I think they looked like bunches of flowers to me


Little White Oyster Mushrooms sprouting out of these man-made ‘logs’

Mushrooms (shown below) which sprout from the sides of these man-made ‘logs’ are considered as second grade mushrooms. They are used as ingredients for soup bases.

These are called Willow Mushrooms. One of its medicinal properties is it reduce water retention and swelling in the body. It also aid the recovery of bruises. Those mushrooms that are covered in white below had mould growing on it. And such mushrooms are not edible.

We went back to their packing room where all the mushrooms are packed and ready to be delivered to the supermarkets. The staff told us that mushrooms sold at the supermarkets are at least 2 days old due to transportation and logistics matters. So if we want fresh mushrooms, we can buy directly from them at the farm. Best time to get it is at before 2-3 pm daily where all the freshly harvested mushrooms are packed.

I bought 150gm of Monkey Head Mushrooms ($4.50) and 500gm of Shitake Mushrooms ($9). My parents bought the 3-in-1 Mushroom pack (comprising of Black and White Oyster Mushrooms and Willow Mushrooms – $10/pack)

Myco Biotech
9 Seletar West Farmway 5
Singapore 798057
Phone: 65. 6773 0377
Fax: 65. 6773 1766

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29 Responses to “Myco Mushroom Farm @ Seletar Farmway West”


  1. March 14, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Lovely pictures! I just find the whole process of growing mushrooms fascinating.

  2. March 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

    thank you :) You could visit the mushroom farm if you are in Singapore on a tour.

  3. 3 chen weng chuan
    April 15, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    about 90 residents from clementi avenue 2 RC would like to visit your farm this coming Sunday 20/4/08 at around 9.30am, could you please kindly let us know any guided tour provided and your operating hours.

    Thanks & regards
    Chen Weng Chuan
    HP 97104599

  4. 4 john
    April 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    nice pictures

  5. April 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    hi John thanks :)

    Hi Weng Chuan, I do not own the mushroom farm. Took some nice pics of my tour at the farm and blogged about it. You can call the farm up directly. From what i know they do provide organised tours for big groups from schools or CCs or RCs etc. They charge $2/pax and the tour include some cooking demo on how you could cook the mushrooms. Afterwhich they let you eat what was cooked. :)

  6. 6 Shirley
    May 28, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Hey the pictures look great! Thought of bringing my family there. By the way any idea if there is any car parking lots available there?

  7. May 28, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Hi Shirley,

    Thanks :) Ya you can just drive there. There are some parking space in the front entrance of the farm. When I was there, there were only 2 other cars parked there so there are sufficient space for parking. If it’s packed inside, you can park along the roadside just outside the farm. You can also drive further down the road to visit the Animal Resort. Make it an afternoon excursion to the countryside for your kids. I think they will love it. My kid love it too. :)

  8. 8 Isaac Aw
    July 15, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Dear Sir/Mdm,

    I wish to check with you if there are any interesting events, activities and tours to have conduct a family day in the Muchroom Farm. If possible, let me know the quotation and windows for Sep 08 to Oct08. The total people attending will be around 90 person. Thanks

    Regards
    Isaac Aw
    98732926

  9. July 16, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    hi Isaac, please contact the farm operators directly as I neither work nor own the farm. The contact number is listed in my blog entry above.

    Tks
    Belyl

  10. October 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Belyl, the mushroom picture and the story about it your trip very interesting.. How much they charge for the mushroom tour guide & the entrance fee /pax? – from Kuching ,sarawak,malaysia. Our company interested to have a visit to this farm.
    Tq

  11. October 28, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Hi Florence, I mentioned above in my blog that the tour is FOC and we just drove and park there without any charges. Sometimes we would just drop by to buy the mushrooms directly from the farm too. Try calling up the company directly. I also just drove and drop by that place when I brought my family to another animal farm nearby.

  12. 12 celeste chan
    October 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    hi, the pictures are so lovely!!!

  13. 13 Gilbert Chee
    October 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for your beautiful pics and informative writeups. It’s people like you who share so unselfishly that makes the life much better. Or tastier with fresh mushrooms!

  14. October 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    hi Celeste and Gilbert,

    Thanks for the comments. :)

    Belyl

  15. 15 Naliem
    October 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hi. I was greatly attracted by write-up and pics and proceeded to arrange for a tour. Unfortunately, jJust like to update that the farm now charges $5 for admission fee, of which only $2 can be redeemed for purchases above $5. I was told this increase in fee was imposed to offset their recent renovation costs?! And that they will have a newly renovated shopping area with air-con for a better shopping experience but mushroom prices will increase after mid Nov.

  16. November 2, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    hey Naliem,

    Thanks for the info. Wow even visiting a mushroom farm commands an entrance fee. Don’t think I am going to go there now.

  17. 17 Naliem
    November 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    It turned out to be a great disappointment indeed. Despite collecting $75 from our group (10 adults & 11 kids), they assigned a young girl who could not answer any of our enquiries to attend to us. She showed us 2 barns with minimal explanation and we were whisked off quickly to see the cooking demo. While tasting the mushrooms, they kept pushing us to buy. I was very put off. Worse, another group came after us apparently without any appointment and didn’t have to pay. So I strongly encourage those who are intrigued after reading this blog not to pay for any tour. Belyl, I learnt so much more about mushrooms just reading your blog than I did at the farm. Thanks.

  18. November 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Today i bought my parents there after reading your blog few months ago.. however to my great disappointment, there ain’t any tours to show us around. The staff mentioned they already stopped the tour due to a new batch of mushrooms newly brought in the farm.

    So we had no choice but to leave.. sigh, imagine from West side, purposely drive down there lor…. sigh

  19. November 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Dear Naliem and GER, it’s sad to hear that the visit to the farm was such a disappointment. When we went there in Mar this year, the experience was quite nice. It’s a pity they got so commercialised now.

    Naliem: Whatever I had wrote here was what I had learnt from the tour of the farm. During that trip, the lady guide brought us to 4 barns to show us the different types of mushrooms grown. And this is despite the fact that it poured heavily after we had got into the 1st barn. The guide went back to get more umberellas to enable us to cont the tour to the other barns.

    At that time they were not pushy in their sales and even taught us how to cook the mushrooms, how to store them also if we are not eating them immediately. It was really a very insightful tour. From all your feedback, I do not think I would wanna go back there again.

    There’s an animal resort further down the road which housed quite a number of diff types of pets. I brought my kid there and it was an interesting experience.

  20. 20 Ed Huq
    March 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    We’re interested to set up a mushroom farm in Bangladesh and looking for a partner in Asian countries for technical help and marketing. We wonder if your firm will be interested in such business venture.

    Regards.

    Ed Huq

    TECHNOCOM
    6749 Buckingham Rd
    St. Paul, MN 55125, USA

  21. 21 T
    July 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Ours was a big disappointment also – $5.00 per student, and ‘tour’ which consisted of a woman with an appalling standard of English. Even my group of ESL students commented on it. I was tempted to ask her to just let me deliver in impromptu tour on my own. As for the knowledge that their substrate logs are now imported from China and not produced locally, as they were in the past…well – that left me quite disconcerted. I’m not sure I’ll be eating the mushrooms raw, or any for that matter.

    • July 14, 2009 at 11:53 am

      that’s really sad… I think they are too commericalised now and the service aren’t so good as compared to the past. I din know that the logs were imported from China. Cos that time when I visited the farm, they said the logs were produced locally. So I guess with expansion and commericalisation alot of things had changed.

      Thanks for sharing :)

  22. 23 peter whelihan
    September 4, 2009 at 7:18 am

    i would like to visit this mushroom farm this Febuary 2010. is this possible to do if iam in Singapore?

  23. 25 Shirlene
    April 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hello, the mushroom farm is in singapore right? is there any website of this mushroom farm? thanks.

  24. March 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Hi,
    I’m barbara here, I’m actually looking for fresh monkey head mushroom, do u supply it to any retailer ? thank you and hope can hear from you back soon. thanks and have a pleasant day!

    warm regards,
    Barbara

  25. 27 Leo Lauren
    April 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    hello,

    my name is leo lauren
    I am a man aged 33 years, chinese ethnic
    I now live in batam Indonesian
    I have skills in the cultivation of mushroom consumption, such as oyster mushrooms, ear mushrooms,shitake, etc. also produce breeders seed.
    is there any among the brethren who can give me a job in singapore which is associated with my skills. I am a good citizen and have a valid passport, before I’ve been 3 times to singapore just for holidays
    many letters from me

    email me at :
    Leo_guitara@yahoo.co.id
    Hp. +62 812-6812 5959

    thank’s very much

    warm regards
    Leo Lauren

  26. 28 jin
    June 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    yea it is in singapore.n here is the website :http://www.mycofarm.com.sg/content/home/

  27. July 12, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Nice place in Singapore! So nature and fresh foods! I like it!


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