Williams-Sonoma has been getting into the DIY spirit by offering kits for Beehives, Cheese Making, and Kombucha. There’s even a chicken coop.
I like this Shiitake Mushroom Log, which claims it “will produce a crop of organic shiitake mushrooms every two months for more than three years.” Unlike some of these products, which are on the pricey side, that seems like a good deal for $29.99.
Like with other mushroom kits, you soak the log for 24 hours in cold water and “watch your crop emerge.” The log rests for two months between crops and needs a soak every two weeks and regular misting to keep it going. But for regular a Shitake mushroom supply, it sounds like it’s worth it.
ETA: Check out A Review of Williams-Sonoma’s Agrarian Line for more discussion about these products.