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Far West Fungi

People

John and Toby Garrone and their sons, Kyle, Ian, Loren, and Sean, along with 21 full-time and 2 part-time employees

Farmland

60,000 square feet of growing space in wood buildings located on 8.2 acres of open land in Moss Landing, approximately 92 miles to San Francisco

About

Far West Fungi is a family farm whose mission is to produce high-quality mushrooms. Skilled care and attention are given to their mushrooms when growing, harvesting, grading, and packing. John and Toby use a balance of modern and traditional growing techniques to maintain quality mushrooms while ensuring minimal impact on the environment. Mushrooms are grown on bran and red oak sawdust from a local wood fibers company.

The mushrooms grown on the farm are 100% certified organic. Far West Fungi also sells some conventionally grown mushrooms from a nearby farm.

Certification

California Certified Organic Farmer (CCOF) since 1995. The mushrooms grown on the farm are 100% certified organic. Far West Fungi also sells some conventionally grown mushrooms from a nearby farm.

Fun Fact

In 2005, John Garrone received a proclamation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors designating him San Francisco’s “Official Mushroom Man.”

Location


Moss Landing, California

About CUESA

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