Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't deny that there is nothing else like them. Gourmet mushroom cultivation has exploded in recent years. The demand for sustainable, locally grown, delicious produce has never been higher. Enter The Mushroom Guys. They have been providing the urban farming movement since 2018 with a variety of gourmet mushrooms.
Owner and mushroom farmer Adrian Acquado tells about how he brought the project to life, how mushroom farming inherently lends itself to sustainable agriculture practices and where mushrooms could fit within our future diets.
"I was really fascinated with producing and growing produce in an urban environment. I felt that that was going to be a pretty big thing in the future. I also had this strong love for cooking, and I couldn't find good mushrooms anywhere. I sort of just combined the two, and that sent me down a rabbit hole which ended up with me having a farm."
"So, in the beginning – about four years ago now – we had this grow station. It was pretty large-scale for a home mushroom farm. I had this house at the time – it was a little four-bedroom spot – I reckon about 70 to 80 percent of it ended up being a part of the mushroom farm right off the bat. We certainly went fairly big scale. We wanted to see if the concept worked on a commercial level from the beginning."
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