When people think of hunting, they don’t always associate it with mushrooms. But searching for morels and other unique mushrooms attracts thousands of people to wooded areas of Wisconsin every spring.

While others’ love for fungi might stop there, Madison resident Andrew Griffin has taken him a step further. He opened his own urban indoor mushroom-growing business called MicroMyco, located in a small office space on Madison’s east side.

Griffin has no background in agriculture. His college degree is in economics. “Being on the producer side of the food economy is always something that I’ve been very interested in, and mushrooms are a great way to fit that in an urban setting,” Griffin said.

With many different varieties, he tracks each mushroom throughout the growing process. Griffin has developed his own system, mastering the different temperatures and mix of nutrients they need.

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