Beth Gayden of Shrooms 2 Grow has been a wild mushroom hunter for years. Once she found herself in an over abundance of Chanterelle Mushrooms she found in the Appalachian mountains, she thought “how nice it would be to find a market for these”.
“Owning a micro farm in Franklin County North Carolina and wanting to have a home based self employed business that could benefit the local economy, health and well being of our future, I decided to start up a mushroom growing business. In 2013, I started with Shiitake spawn from Field and Forest products and several kinds of oyster mushrooms inoculated into hard wood logs. In 2014, I took a class with the NC department of Agriculture and NC A&T University on Shiitake mushroom production. Signing up with a program that promotes shiitake mushroom agriculture in this state, I am now at a full time production business. Marketing to private individuals, restaurants, and farmers markets.”
We adore Beth! It takes a special person to know everything there is to know about… MUSHROOMS.