I've always had a taste for mushrooms, so I was excited to find my friend, Andrew, packing "mushroom kits" to sell at his local farmer's market on a recent visit to his house. With oyster and shitake mushrooms priced as high as $10 a lb at some local grocery stores, I was more than willing to give it a try.

Andrew starts by growing some type of culture in a jar then mixes this with straw. The final mixture is packed tightly in plastic and put to grow in indirect sunlight. Let's see how it goes...