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Asnah Kalupae, 57, has from a family of 3 and sells cooked food (porridge). He grows mushrooms with one of his neighbors. The first mushroom harvest was on July 8, 2021. At present, the average daily yield is 1-2 kilograms. He sells mushrooms at 50 THB per kilogram to restaurants and food tricycles in the community.
I like farming and I am happy to do this job. Growing oyster mushrooms is a fun and good activity because it is a local food source in the village. Villagers don’t have to buy food from outside. We harvest our own produce, sell it in front of our own house. The villagers, when they know, come to buy it themselves. We don’t use chemicals. We do bookkeeping and use some of our income to buy mushroom cubes to continue the cultivation. My friend and I work together, watering and harvesting the mushrooms. The SAO is encouraging us to grow salads next to the mushroom farm.”