Zhulin Songshan Ganoderma Farm

Introduction of the Spot

With an organic farming certification, the farm grows Ganoderma and Lion's Mane Mushrooms under five growing conditions.

In every December to April, the mushroom farm is lined with hedgehog-like lion's mane mushrooms. Lin Han-Yu examines each growth bag carefully every day without using bacteriostatics during cultivation. Once any abnormalities are detected, she immediately throws the bags away. By keeping the strongest and eliminating the unfit, she ensures the health of her lion's mane mushrooms. Every May and June is Ganoderma harvesting and drying season when the "ruyi" shape Ganoderma looks its best. Visitors are very excited to have the chance to pick these two rare mushrooms in person. This really is a precious experience.

Established for more than 40 years, Zhulin Songshan Ganoderma Farm underwent a transformation three years after being taken over by the third-generation owner, Lin Han-Yu, and was finally certified as an organic producer in 2012. The cost is higher than those of common mushrooms. The highly nutritious lion's mane mushrooms and Ganoderma are popular among consumers thanks to the five conditions under which they're grown: the pure water in the Lanyan Plain; a lot of rain and humidity; good quality wood chips and rice brans in growth bags; carefully selected cultures; strict temperature and humidity control.

The rare mushrooms are available to pick. Tourists can also try Ganerdoma letter engraving activities.

Lion's mane mushrooms, also named monkey head mushrooms, derive from the fact that they look like the head of gibbons. In traditional markets, lion's mane mushrooms are rarely seen as it's not easy to preserve the mushrooms. Even when refrigerated for about three days after being harvested, the white and tender mushrooms would slightly turn yellowish and dry, looking less beautiful and tasting less delicious. Fresh Ganerdoma is even harder to come across. Zhulin Songshan Ganerdoma Farm provides mushroom picking and guided tours by reservation in Chinese, Japanese and English.

From January to April, families can make a reservation to pick lion's mane mushrooms. Before visitors pick the mushrooms, the guide explains the growth bag production process. Tourists can also join in lion's mane mushroom rice ball activities and inoculation activities. They can also buy a growth bag and enjoy growing and harvesting mushrooms at home. Three or four lion's mane mushrooms can be harvested in one growth bag. Visitors can also pick Ganerdoma in May and June and can make charms and engrave the back of the Ganerdoma mushroom with a paperclip. After it is dried, the owner sends the visitors their creations.