If you’re among the many looking to get a flavor of the mushroom boom in Charlotte, and know more about their journey, you need not look further than Urban Gourmet Farms. Located on Griffith road, Urban Gourmet is one of the city’s most reputed mushroom farms known for their self-sustained and organic farming style.
A strict departure from the “packed and processed” style of farming, cultivators at Urban Gourmet Farms believe in quality over quantity, and in the principle that consumers must get the best possible products grown with the best of practices. To that end, the farm does not use any pesticides or chemicals and instead utilizes a climate control system that allows them to simulate the ideal climate required for any particular mushroom species to grow.
All mushrooms within the farm are grown in bags which simulate the ideal humidity and temperature. Furthermore, the mushrooms are grown on organic mediums (substrate), which too are locally sourced as much as possible.
Urban Gourmet Farms cultivate several species of mushrooms – even the seasonal ones are grown within this farm courtesy their climate control systems. Examples include Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, Trumpet Mushrooms, Shiitake Mushroom, Oyster Mushrooms and Maitake (Hen of the Woods) Mushrooms, among others.
Address: 594 Griffith Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA