One Small Place

Every place has its own unique character. This website grows out of one small place, the farm in upstate New York where I live. What interesting phenomena might naturally arise here, things that might not make themselves known quickly or easily, but may yield themselves up given patient observation over time? A surprising number and variety of things, as it turns out. You can find out about them here.

Why “The Imaginary Farmer?”

Imaginary Farmer logo, mushrooms

Well, every place has its own unique character, right? More about him later.

Share and Learn

Some things we can share through words, pictures, and sounds, and others we can share in reality, physically. By that I mean products derived from things found on the farm that I can ship to you so you can enjoy them and learn from them.

Hantana Phoenix


One of those I found here, a Phoenix Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius), turned out to an excellent, easy-to-grow edible mushroom. We sold a lot of kits for growing them.


My mushroom kits provide real insight into how mushrooms grow, and I describe everything that goes into them so you can duplicate the process yourself. Look for useful learning resources here, and subscribe to our newsletter to get new info as we publish it.