Michigan Mushrooms started in 2008 as small-scale outdoor mushroom operation near Alpena, MI. We began producing naturally grown gourmet mushrooms such as oysters, shiitakes and king trumpet in a small grow-tent. Soon, our humble tent evolved into a greenhouse and a lab, where we increased production to provide for farmer’s markets, restaurants and grocers. In the course of a few years we became one of the largest producers of speciality mushrooms in the state of Michigan.
After these years of growth and expansion we decided to take a step back and redefine our business. As much as we loved the magic of turning base materials such as straw and sawdust into nutritous gourmet treats, the sheer amount of labor and hours spent driving our products down to the larger markets in Southern Michigan was wearing on us.
The answer, as it so happened, was right in our backyard the whole time: local wild mushrooms. From that point on we decided to leave the cultivation to Mother Nature, who is incidentally much more skilled than we were, and we would just do the harvesting.
As luck would have it this was around the time the chaga mushroom was becoming more known and in demand, and we found it to be fairly common in our area, so it has become our main focus.
All of our products are sustainably harvested and are all-natural, no chemicals added, just as they come off the tree. In addition, Christopher is recognized by the Michigan Department of Agriculture as an expert in the field of mushroom identification.
We are a husband and wife team who both grew up enjoying the woods of Northern Michigan. Sustainability and good foraging practices are of the utmost importance to us. For all herbs we follow the 1 in 10 rule (harvesting 1 plant for every 10 we see). We tread lightly and treat the forest with deep respect, always giving thanks.
We can be contacted by email or phone at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 306-3396
(email is generally the best way to get in touch- sometimes it will take 1 full business day to get back with you, though we try to be as quick as possible)
Michigan Mushrooms LLC
6584 Kelly Drive
Millersburg, MI 49759