Angeline Sarmineto-Fraginal, 32, from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, started SF Mushroom Farm in February 2019 at her parent’s farm located in Norzagaray, Bulacan. She said that currently, sales are high, customers are satisfied, production is continuous, and the business is thriving.

Angeline shared five reasons why you should give mushroom farming a go:

Low capital requirement
Mushroom farming does not require a high amount of capital because some of the materials can be found at home and recycled. In building a mushroom grow house, a farmer may use used wood and roofing material and build it on their own. For the substrate mixture, a farmer can use manure, rice and wheat straw, leaves, and waste paper.

Mushrooms are a great substitute for meat, and mushrooms can serve as ingredients in many dishes. Mushrooms can be added to fried eggs, used as sandwich filling, pizza topping, or as a meal itself.