Want to try your hand at mushroom cultivation? The promise is that this hardwood log will produce a crop of organic shiitakes every two months for three years.

Shiitake Mushroom Log, $29.95 at Williams Sonoma in King of Prussia or at www.williamsonoma.com.

— Maureen Fitzgerald

Shrooms to Snack On

A snack that could only come from Kennett Square: mushrooms dried into chips — not fried, the brainchild of Kathi Lafferty, of the Mushroom Cap. If crunchy fungus catches on, who knows? Could mushroom chips go global?

SnackNShrooms, $6.95 at the Mushroom Cap, 114 W. State St., Kennett Square. 610-444-8484.

— Craig LaBan