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Shitake Mushroom cultivation in Bhutan | Bhutan mushroom farm
Kinz Farm Mushrooms is located at Taba, roughly 6km from the core city of Thimphu. The farm uses an area of roughly not more than 40 decimals. The farm was established in 2014 March and started off with a cultivation of 3000 number of bed log shiitake cultivation. Every year the farm has been adding 2000 – 3000 number of shiitake logs. The farm produces shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and will soon be adding different varieties. The mushrooms are naturally grown and the farm avoids the use of any type of chemicals.
Photo: Mr. Kinley Dhendup, founder of Kinz Farm.
Kinz farm mushrooms is the first ever farm to build a climate controlled traditional earth rammed structure specifically for mushroom production and has been successful by producing mushrooms commercially even during the off seasons. It is also the first farm where a detailed research on shiitake logs cultivation was done in 2017 in collaboration with JICA and National Mushroom Centre under Ministry of agriculture. Apart from that the farm also deals in services like tourist visitors interested in mushroom farming and mushroom picking. It also entertains students from schools and individuals and provides hands on experience on mushroom farming technology. Kinz farm mushrooms is a farm member of the National mushroom cooperative of Bhutan.
Photo: Farmers harvesting the mushroom at Kinz mushroom farm located at Taba, Thimphu
How to visit the farm?
If you are your family would like to visit the farm, you can pay a visit to learn about the farm, and also get an opportunity to harvest fresh mushrooms.
Kinley Dhendup owns Kinz Farm in Taba, Thimphu. The farm can be contacted at +975 77456777
Directions to the farm located in Thimphu