Our story

I started Fungi Fresh Farms with one goal in mind, to provide a quality product to chefs, restaurants, and other consumers while doing something that I love. My interest in mycology began about 5 years ago with identification, photography, foraging, and taxonomy of morel and oyster mushrooms. Eventually having too much produce on my hands, I sold what I could and gave the rest away feeling great about giving people food that was sustainably sourced. After studying for a few years I learned how to grow oyster mushrooms and lions mane that were free of pesticides, packed with nutrients, and grown outdoors on the family farm. Unfortunately I found that the bugs outside also loved the nutrients provided by them and had to figure out how to grow in a more controlled environment. That's when the vision for Fungi Fresh Farms and the Fungi Factory was born. From humble beginnings in 2019, we're now capable of providing a vast array of high-quality gourmets for all culinary applications! 

Josh - Founder of Fungi Fresh Farms



Our Des Moines Register article covered by Elle Wignall is available here :)