Mushrooms are having a moment, and there’s undeniably a handful of reasons to consider adding them to your diet — especially when these fungi promise nothing but impressive health benefits!
In case you didn’t know yet, Texas is home to around 10,000 species of mushrooms. This simply means that it’s relatively easy to get a hold of these fungi wherever you are in the Lone Star State.
If you’re one of those few people who are fond of mushrooms (because informal surveys show that mushrooms are one of the most hated foods in America), then this article is for you — I listed out the 10 best mushroom farms where you can source every kind of mushroom there is!
The Mushroom Factory LLC is a mushroom farm in Magnolia, Texas that grows gourmet mushrooms. Oh, these mushrooms are absolutely gorgeous! Chestnut mushrooms, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane, and Oyster mushrooms are just some of them.
And the best part is, not only do they look beautiful but they are very tasty as well! You won’t be needing a lot of ingredients as you can simply sauté them in butter, salt, and pepper and you’re good to go! On top of that, they also offer a variety of eggs like ducks, chickens, and quails.
You can catch all these goodies at Eleanor’s Farmers Market, every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at the Bay Area Farmers Market, every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
307 Pelican St., Magnolia, 77355. Call +1 (281) 736-1348. Visit The Mushroom Factory LLC for more information.
Lone Star Mushrooms is a family-owned and operated farm that strives to offer fresh, locally grown mushrooms delivered with the highest quality in the industry. You can visit them at Tomball Farmer’s Market. Their products include Gourmet mushroom varieties such as Blue Oyster, King Trumpet, Lions Mane, and Shiitake. Their Mushroom Extracts are Lions Mane and Reishi. You can also buy their mushrooms at the Braeswood Farmers Market.
They also partnered with Verdegreens Farms where they offer FARM BOX to the Tomball area. This includes a great variety of produce from Gundermann Acres, mushrooms from Lone Star Mushrooms, and two heads of living lettuce as well as a large bag of salad mix and more from Verdegreens.
You can also get products from Lone Star Mushrooms when you join the Farm to Kitchen Collective.
17225 Huffsmith-Kohrville Rd, Tomball, TX 77375. Call (724) 581-7657. Visit Lone Star Mushrooms for more information.
Enchanted Mushrooms produces a nice selection of mushrooms at a great price. This mushroom producer goes beyond the usual mushroom variants we know, with their unique and hard to find variations. And all these are super fresh and delicious.
Stock up on any of the Enchanted Mushrooms, which can be used in a variety of ways as well. They can also be dehydrated and used in sauces and soups. You can buy them at the Pedernales Farmer’s Market off Hwy 71 by Apis Restaurant near Spicewood – Sundays 10-2.
1101 Pine St, Llano, TX 78643. Call (325) 248-8894. Visit Enchanted Mushrooms for more information.
G.P. Mushrooms offer fresh gourmet oyster mushrooms of different types. One of his products is the Blue Oyster Mushroom which he describes to have a nutty seafood flavor. This can be eaten in a multitude of ways, including a BBQ Oyster Mushroom Sandwich! A great alternative to meat and for vegans!
But aside from the mushroom products, he is also an advocate of growing your gourmet mushroom. He sells kits or blocks of inoculated with either Italian Oyster or Blue Oyster Mushroom.
Robstown, TX 78380. Call (361) 426-1836. Visit G.P. Mushrooms for more information.
Midnight Mushroom is a Burleson based mushroom grower that specializes in growing Oyster, Chestnut, Lions Mane, and other mushrooms. Try these different types of mushrooms on any type of food, as an add-on or topping or just plain sautéed with butter and garlic.
The owner, Michael, has been described as someone who cares about what he cultivates and those he shares his product with. Midnight Mushroom is open for retail for the public, as well as to the restaurants.
1204 Juniper Ln, Burleson, TX 76028. Call (817) 231-9446. Visit Midnight Mushroom for more information.
Goldenwood Mushrooms opened in May 2018, intending to grow gourmet and specialty mushrooms and microgreens. They wanted to offer their food to the public, restaurants, groceries, and catering services. To start, the farm cultivates their mushrooms in rooms that they specifically made to produce high-quality shrooms solely.
They can control the climate in each room to encourage fruiting. In addition to that, they also grow microgreens that thrive in soil. They use coffee grounds and mushroom production by-products to cultivate their microgreen soil. As a result, they can produce nutritious greens while being sustainable. Find them at Jolt Coffee and Beverage or visit their farm in Driftwood, off FM1826.
Meyersville, TX 78737. Call (512) 970-1961. Visit Goldenwood Mushrooms for more information.
The Indian Creek Mushroom in the beautiful place of Coldspring Texas is a small operational farm of Robert Patrick. The owner is in love with gardening; that is why he decided to have his farm and open it to the public. Furthermore, he is open to sharing members both in full share and half share, and members can pick up their stocks at the farm.
You can check out the website for their share and membership info. Many people believe that farming is such a free stress job, and it allows people to be creative. One of their clients stated that Indian Creek Mushroom is Pretty cool, and life has taken him out west, It makes him miss the piney woods. Indian Creek Mushroom farm offers high-quality vegetables, fruits, meats/livestock, dairy/eggs, and herbs. Join their group and call them to know more about Indian Creek Mushroom.
Coldspring, TX 2021. Call (713) 476-1187. Visit Indian Creek Mushroom for more information.
Darell Mclain, along with his sons, Phil and Greg, founded Kitchen Pride Mushrooms in 1988. They had previously worked in several mushroom farms outside Texas before starting their own.
They knew that with the integration of Technology, mushroom farming could do better. Today, they are one of the nation’s premiere mushroom farms and the only full-service mushroom farm in Texas.
Through their state of the art facility, they have consistently produced premium-quality mushrooms while conserving water and recycling waste. The farm is also open for tours filled with consumer education to ensure all of their customers know the benefits of getting mushrooms from them.
1034 Country Road 348, Gonzales, TX 78629. Call (830) 540-4516. Visit Kitchen Pride Mushrooms for more information.
Very few businesses challenge the comfort level of consumers and introduce change. At Texas Fungus, it is not just a matter of making a radical change just to appear hip, cool, or current.
Texas Fungus understands the difficulty and apprehension of those who don’t know how to cook and eat mushrooms, so they are encouraging these people not just to explore but most importantly to learn more about an important and healthy food source there is today. So start cooking and eating mushrooms today!
3201 E Pioneer Parkway, Suite #9, Arlington, 76010. Call (903) 249-3224. Visit Texas Fungus for more information.
The company Shroomtown Fungi describes the mushroom they are growing and selling as fresh, healthy, and sustainably grown. This should be enough to set expectations and discourage those looking for another type of mushroom. Shroomtown fungi cultivate rotating, seasonal mushrooms you can use for cooking or for medicinal purposes.
Houston, 77023. Call (281) 796-7699. Visit Shroomtown Fungi for more information.
Mad About Mushroom 2021 Contest
Check out the Mad About Mushrooms happening in January 2021 and be sure to send in your best Mushroom recipes!