Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit Review + GIVEAWAY!! ($20+ VALUE) – Closed

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As the years progress I find that individuals are becoming more educated and interested in health and wellness and even sustainability..


The Back To The Roots company has been viewed as being the pioneers of this eco friendly movement through their innovative and affordable creations!


I had previously collaborated with this famous company back in December and was ecstatic about the idea of working with them again to experience and share their Organic Mushroom Farm Kit!!


Whether you’re looking to explore the world of sustainability or just love the experience of growing your own food, you will LOVE the Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit!!





Curious about their other products?!



Here’s my previous collaboration for the Back To The Roots Aqua Farm







Back-to-the-Roots Story


We were a few months away from graduation at UC Berkeley when we first heard that you could grow gourmet mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into fresh, local food, we experimented in Alex’ fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of oyster mushrooms. With that one bucket and incredible support from the community, we decided to forgo our investment banking and consulting offers.


Instead we became full-time urban mushroom farmers and haven’t looked back since!








 This mushroom kit was first launched in March 2010 at the Berkeley Whole Foods in the hopes of bringing our sustainable urban mushroom farm one step more local…into your kitchen! Since then, the product has launched nationwide into Whole Foods Markets, nurseries, and science stores – creating a buzz by bringing sustainable, local farming right to your home.


The best part…you don’t even need a garden – it’s all indoors! Just place the mushroom kit on a windowsill and mist twice a day with the mister we provide.


Within ~7 days , you’ll see little mushroom pinheads coming out…after that, it’s off to the races as they double in size every day and you can harvest them before you know it! Back to the Roots (BTTR) was founded in 2009 by Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora as a 100% sustainable urban mushroom farm. Since, Back to the Roots has transformed into a unique company focused on bringing sustainable grow-at-home products into households across the country!


Our vision is to serve as a standard bearer of innovation and responsibility in our community in order to inspire others to work towards a more sustainable future



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What would you do with 8,000 pounds of coffee grounds?


If you’re Nik Arora and Alex Velez, you recycle that amount every week to make soil for growing mushrooms. These two young entrepreneurs pick up coffee grounds from Peets Coffee and create Back to the Roots (BTTR) mushroom kits that allow you to get a little bit closer to the source of your food.


UC Berkeley grads Nik and Alex were inspired by their business ethics professor, who mentioned that it’s possible to grow mushrooms in coffee grounds – probably never dreaming that these two would start experimenting in Alex’s fraternity house and eventually launch their own business. 


Put one of these kits in your kitchen, spritz it with water twice a day using the mister that comes with the kit, and voila! Just like that, you’ll have 2-4 crops of pearl oyster mushrooms to enjoy over the course of the next several weeks.



 Pearl oysters have a woody flavor and a meaty texture, and they taste great in all kinds of dishes. Just twist a cluster off at the base once the largest caps are 1” to 1.5” in diameter, and start cooking!



Features include:

•Recycled coffee grounds, Pearl Oyster mushroom spores, Spray mister •Multiple crops per kit and up to 1 lb per crop of pearl oyster mushrooms;grow your first crop in as little as 10 days •Soil inside is 100% recycled coffee grounds •Just 3 easy Steps- Open, Mist, and Harvest (spray mister included)






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After a 5 days I had two separate sprouts coming in!!



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This was the full harvest of oyster mushrooms, I’ve seen some bigger crops, but was still a lot!!





I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian in New York City. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and am pursuing a MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences while teaching yoga and working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

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  1. I love mushrooms so much! This looks so great!
  2. Looks like fun.
  3. I've seen these kits and would love to try one!

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