Mom and toddler's hobby grows into mushroom and microgreen business

With pigtails bobbing around her head, 2-year-old Bella Runion races across her family's kitchen to a metal rack stacked with dozens of plastic trays. She lifts one up and peeks inside. "I check on seeds," the toddler lisps.

What started out as a hobby for Nicole Runion and Bella turned into a lucrative endeavor. Bella's Microgreens and Mushrooms officially kicked off earlier this year, and the business has, well, mushroomed into something much bigger.

Bella's Microgreens and Mushrooms is a family of 3 that grow organic microgreens and Mushrooms in Murfreesboro.
"I started growing herbs with her as something fun. Get her hands in the dirt and play. She loved it," Nicole Runion said. Nicole Runion strives to feed her little one healthy options.

"With microgreens, we grew them for our food to put in salads and sandwiches. She loves the taste and thinks they are pretty," Nicole Runion said. As they grew more types of herbs, they branched into microgreens and mushrooms.

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