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MEET THE BUNCH : Hearty Growers- Farm Tours & Tastings

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2022

What started off as an inquisitive experiment of trying to grow mushrooms at home has turned into a full-on urban mushroom farm all within the Living Museum of Banana Block. Terry, Judy, and the ever growing Hearty Growers cultivating team now invite you to come and experience the weird and wonderful world of urban mushroom farming.

Expect a unique ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience where our growers would showcase various types of strains and varieties of fungi we cultivate, along with types of waste we are currently experimenting to grow mushrooms on, learn what we do with our waste (i.e spent mushroom substrate) and get a first-hand view of how circular, sustainable and innovative this whole urban mushroom farming model is.

It doesn’t end there. You get to sample some funky fungi-based beverages (teas and beers*) and take home a bag of our complimentary mushroom spent (optional). And finally, an exclusive 10% discount at our Farm Shop to all ticket holders. At our Farm shop, we curate some amazing gourmet and medicinal mushroom products from Ireland and UK small producers.

Our Farm Tours & Tastings will include:
– A walk through of our story.
– Introduction to the 5 stages of exotic mushroom cultivation.
– Mushroom Beverage Sampling. (Tea and Low Alcohol Beer*)
– A Complimentary bag of our finest mushroom compost.
– 10% Discount from our farm shop.
*Good to know information:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult a GP/medical professional before consuming any of our mushroom-based beverages. Our Low-Alcohol mushroom beers and lagers contain 0.5% ABV (Gluten-Free + Vegan) Our Mushrooms Teas contain caffeine (fairtrade black loose tea) Product Sampling is subject to availability.


Banana Block
310 Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 1HP + Google Map