Putting the fun in fungi

You might not think the mushroom is anything special, but to Brittany Rantala-Sykes and her partner, Ivan Vincent, it is an exquisite masterpiece.

Mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D, among other medicinal benefits. Most importantly for the partners, though, the fungi are their livelihood.

The duo, who hail from Sudbury, own The Ugly Barn Farm in the Markstay area on Ratter Lake Road.

They registered the farm in 2015, constructed a mushroom-growing operation complete with misters and vertical growing structures, and started serving customers at the local farmer’s markets in 2018.

Rantala-Sykes said her husband started the farm after a mining layoff, years of research, and a couple of grow-your-own-mushroom kits.

Read more at sudbury.com


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