A little about us and our story...
Welcome to, Midwest Grow Kits! We are one of the leading USA supplier of mushroom substrate & automated mushroom cultivation kits for use in mycological study, research, and various applications. Our mission is to provide the shroom fanatic the easiest way to start
growing mushrooms at home without any prior knowledge of how to grow
shrooms! We have grown leaps and bounds over the last 17 years!
The history of Midwest Grow Kits:
- In 2003 our first EBay Store was launched selling only our unique BRF half pint substrate jars.
- In 2006 our product line expanded to include Rye Spawn Bags and basic growing supplies.
- In 2009 our product line on Ebay was tested in retail hydroponic stores in the Midwest area and the demand for the "All-Inclusive" Kits was born.
- In 2011 Midwest Grow Kits was officially launched and moved from a busy part-time hobby to a full-time business of 3 people.
- In 2013 we opened our first 1,000 sq/ft retail/commercial location in the busy Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown expanding to a team of 8.
- In 2016 we moved to our current 3,000 sq/ft production/shipping location in Algonquin, IL employing a dedicated staff of 18!
- Currently we are in the process of building a new 8,000 sq/ft state of the art retail/production/shipping center in Woodstock, IL. April 2020 is our tentative opening date! Stay tuned for some exciting news to come!
If you are new to growing and searching around you probably already know how much contradicting information there is out there on how to grow mushrooms. Every message board you read or video you watch contains different tips, methods and ideas on growing, which can get very overwhelming and confusing. All of our growing methods and kits are designed to get maximum yields with the ease of use in mind. We understand that most of our hobbyists have a full-time life and may not be able to constantly check on their grow every few hours. Our most popular kits are fully automated and take the worry out of growing!
Consistent Quality is our mission and goal everyday. We have fine tuned almost all aspects of production and use only the best tried and tested ingredients. Our production team consists of 12 full time specialists and 6 part timers who know how to pay attention to the small details mushroom cultivation requires.
All of our jars and spawn bags varieties are 100% GUARANTEED against any sort of contamination. Our goal is to provide accessible, automated mushroom cultivation solutions to both professional researchers and hobbyists alike.
The internet is filled with over-priced kits and supplies. Raw materials and costs have risen every year but thanks to growing demand and our ability to buy in bulk we have not needed to increase prices since 2011. We offer the public wholesale pricing on all our products!
We know your hard earned dollars are important so every product we sell is priced well below the competition and at no sacrifice to quality!
Our Ultimate Substrate Jars are absolutely the best you can purchase anywhere on the internet! We have grown our entire company around the quality of these jars! There are many sites selling jars that simply combine ingredients and ship them out. We have carefully selected the perfect mixture of ingredients based on the PF method of growing mushrooms. Over 10 years we have tried and tested hundreds of combinations and finally found the exact perfect recipe.
When preparing jars, even the slightest variation in PH can hinder growth. We hand craft, PH test every batch then pressure sterilize in our medical grade autoclave for 120 minutes at 15psi. All our jars are made the same day they ship! All sterile work is performed using our growing fleet of laminar flow hoods, autoclaves and commercial vacuum sealers.
All of us at Midwest Grow Kits are dedicated in providing you with the absolute best mushroom growing experience in the industry. We pride ourselves in knowing that we are producing top quality products at a low affordable cost, so that anyone can venture into the magic world of mushrooms. We supply every customer with an easy to follow and in-depth grow guide which covers everything from how to set up your mushroom kit to the best and most effective way on how to grow shrooms. Have fun and enjoy your mushroom growing experience!