Anyone Can Grow A Mushroom
You'll often hear that growing mushrooms is easy, and in fact the principles of inoculation, cultivation and nurturing fungi to fruit can be very enjoyable, and pretty straightforward. Growing mushrooms is completely different than any other type of farming however and though small farms will often enhance their selection with a bit of fungi for a season here and there, most traditional farmers find that the effort it takes to produce enough mushrooms to sustain the needs of a community is just not worth the work. Producing consistent high yield crops and supporting restaurants and grocers with thousands of pounds of organically farmed fresh gourmet mushrooms is all we do.
Mushoom Farming is an Art... Kinda
Though it's often considered an art to grow oyster mushrooms it really comes down to mastering the science of mycology more than anything. Luckily our family has a history of farming that goes back several generations and a strong interest in producing amazing mushrooms that taste as great as they look. Our head farmer John Jacobs Sr. grew up growing all types of crops in the Colombian Basin area of Washington state with HIS father, John Jacobs (his name is my name too...). His love of nature and understanding of farming has enabled us to successfully develop "trade secret processes" to precisely control the characteristics of our crops and become Tucson's only commercial mushroom farmer.