Welcome to Farmer Elizabeth's first ever Holiday Gift Guide! We are excited to help you share the gift of healthy food with everyone on your list.  Whether you are sending a gift or making memories together, we hope you will consider the following ideas to grow our local food system: 

  • A gift of organic mushrooms
  • Mushroom experiences - at home and in the wild
  • Local Restaurant recommendations
  • 2022 CSA shares with our farm partners and/or enough of their goodies to fill an indulgent gift bag
  • Compost gifts for your gardener/landscaper
  • A charitable donation to a hunger relief or  environmental protection organization in our community

When you spend your holiday gift money locally, you invest in the  local economy, and the people who live and work here.  When you spend your money with local farmers and conservation organizations, you also invest in the land and the ecosystem. A sincere thank you for your support of Fat Moon Farm and your support of all our partners. You make our work possible. 

Best wishes for a meaningful, fun-filled holiday season. - Farmer Elizabeth

Gifts for the mushroom-lovers in your life

Fat Moon Mushroom Grow Kits Perfect for gardeners, foodies, families, as well as that hard-to-impress person on your list, this one-week experience allows you to grow your own food in the winter and cook delicious, nutritious meals with your fresh mushrooms. 

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Shiitake Grow Kit


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Oyster Grow Kit


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Lion's Mane Grow Kit


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Grow Your Own Mushroom Class Share the fun of growing your own mushrooms during our three-part zoom class. Grow kits will be shipped the week before the class and then participants (from anywhere in the US) will gather on zoom to grow and learn together. It's a wonder to see growers from age 2 to 102, all curious, learning and delighting in their mushroom experience.  There is something for everyone in this interactive fungi adventure.  

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GYO 2022 Classes - limited spots


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Mushroom & Microgreen CSA Enjoy fresh mushrooms & microgreens every week! Pickup options in Westford, Reading, and Newburyport. 

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Mushroom & Microgreen CSA


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Mushroom Forays If the best gift is time + new adventure, then plan to join one of our Mushroom Forays is 2022. Relax and connect in nature with Farmer Elizabeth and several other amateur mycophiles. 

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Mushroom Foray


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Mushroom Compost A big bucket of mushroom compost loaded with worms is the perfect gift for your garden! Purchase online and then email Farmer Elizabeth to confirm pickup on a Saturday afternoon anytime this fall or into the spring. 

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Organic Mushroom Compost


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Gift Cards Can't decide? Purchase a gift card and let your loved one decide what to get!

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Fat Moon Farm Gift Card


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Mushrooms for the Pantry Our friends at Nearby Naturals in Orlando, Florida, are making and shipping a number of mushroom products. Mushroom teas, tinctures, and dried, foraged mushrooms can be shipped to loved ones near and far. 

Nearby Naturals products
Evviva Trattoria Wine
Evviva Trattoria Mushrooms

Local Restaurant Recommendations

Whether you are looking to purchase gift cards or are treating friends to a night out, we hope you will support restaurants that serve Fat Moon Mushrooms. We all know they have been through hell in the past 18 months. Any purchase - dinner in the restaurant, carry out, or a gift card, helps with their recovery and allows them to continue to support local farmers. 

Evviva Trattoria (Westford, Maynard, Malden, Wrentham, and Marlborough)

Moonstones (Chelmsford)

Cobblestones (Lowell)

Bull Run (Shirley)

Groton Station House (Groton)

Forge & Vine (Groton)

Herb Lyceum (Groton)

Groton Wellness Cafe (Groton)

Lucia's (Ayer)

Bistro 5 (Medford)

Deadhorse Hill (Worcester)

Armsby Abbey (Worcester)

Frank (Beverly)

Taberna de Haro (Brookline)

Local Farmstand Recommendations

Local farms are the backbone of our food system and there are two ways to support them this holiday season. 

First, gift a loved one a gift certificate towards a 2022 CSA. Your purchase will help the farmers purchase seeds and make necessary winter improvements to local farms. 

Second, visit one of the year-round farmstands to fill a gift bag with locally produced goodies. Pancake mix + maple syrup. Tea + chocolates. Hot cocoa mix + cookies. The possibilities are endless!

Verrill Farm (Concord)

Clark Farm (Carlisle)

Barrett's Mill Farm (Concord)

Small Farm (Stow)

Farmer Daves/Hill Orchard (Dracut, Tewksbury, Westford)

Iron Ox Farm (Topsfield)

Wright-Locke Farm (Winchester)

Waltham Fields Community Farm (Waltham)

Idylwilde (Acton)

Medway Community Farm (Medway)

Still Life Farm (Hardwick and lots of locations around Boston & Metrowest)

Codman Community Farms (Lincoln)

Chestnut Hill Farm (Southborough)

Appleton Farm (Hamilton & Ipswich)

Debra's Natural Gourmet (Concord)

LexFarm (Lexington)

Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

Stearns Farm (Framingham)

Neighborhood Farm (Wayland)

Neighbor's Acre (Chelmsford, Newburyport, Brookline, Somerville)

Wilson Farm (Lexington)

Hybrid Businesses

We work with many businesses that don't fit into neat categories of farms and restaurants, but are an essential part of the ever-expanding local food system.

Harvard General Store  (Harvard)

Family Dinner CSA delivery in Boston, MA & Portland, ME

Fresh Start Food Gardens (Westford)

Kitchen Outfitters (Acton) A delightful local shop with tons of gifts for cooks & bakers!

Svenfish Home delivery of fresh fish (Metrowest Delivery)

Drew's Stews (Reading)

Lowell Culinary Collaborative (Lowell)

Memberships & Charities

Several of the farms mentioned above are Community Farms and would welcome your donation to support their educational programs, sustainable farming methods, and land preservation. In addition, the following organizations provide vital services to our local communities.

The Trustees of Reservations - This membership preserves open space in Massachusetts, supports farming on numerous properties, and gives you access to cultural and environmental gems, such as Crane Beach!

Friends of East Boston Camps - Support gorgeous open space in Westford

Assabet Co-op - Only the bravest, most determined folks would dare to open an independent, local grocery co-op! Who wouldn't love to own a share of a grocery store?

Westford Food Pantry - Join us in supporting our local food pantry

Boston Area Gleaners - These folks help feed the hungry by rescuing TONS of food that would otherwise go unharvested

The Wish Project - A regional effort to meet the material needs of those struggling with housing and clothing

House of Hope - Assisting families recovering from homelessness

Thank you for reading to the end of our long list of favorite businesses and charities! We wish each of you a wonderful, happy holiday season. - Farmer Elizabeth


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