Mississippi Mushrooms is a gourmet mushroom cultivator located on the banks of the Mississippi river in Minneapolis, MN. We never apply harmful or toxic chemicals, and we emphasize using local byproducts as substrates to produce healthy, delicious and hard to find mushrooms.
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What We Do
We love growing mushrooms, and that’s why we started Mississippi Mushrooms: an urban agricultural business that specializes in producing delicious and hard-to-find gourmet mushrooms.
We are located at the northern most port of the Mississippi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serve the Twin Cities metro area. We strive to produce the freshest and highest quality mushrooms available. Our mushrooms are grown without the use of toxic or harmful chemicals, and are a versatile, delicious and healthy food.
In addition to growing mushrooms locally for Minneapolis and St. Paul, we even get our substrate materials (the soil or food for mushrooms) from local businesses! The materials we use are otherwise waste products (things like sawdust, coffee chaff, spent brewer’s grain) and would otherwise end up in a burner or the landfill.
An interesting and not well known fact is that fungi are more closely related to animals than they are to plants. Fungi are heterotrophs: they digest complex carbon molecules for energy, just like we do.
One difference between animals and fungi is that while animals eat by digesting food inside their body, fungi eat by growing their body into their food.
Another important difference is that fungi are able to break down more complex molecules than we can, things like cellulose and lignin. By growing edible fungi we are able to convert the nutrients that are "trapped" in materials like sawdust and make them available for people to eat. Resources that would otherwise be lost are now delicious food and very high quality compost!
← The mushrooms and beer in this photo share a common ancestor; spent brewer’s grain!