A mushroom farm doesn't require a large acreage to get started. It is appealing to producers looking for a year-round source of supplemental income.
Mushrooms cultivate in 8 to 10 weeks, with some varieties in as little as two weeks, Popowsky said. At full production, she expects her farm to produce close to 200 pounds every week.
She said there is a robust market for local mushrooms. “These are very appealing mushrooms to even the home gourmet cook,” she said.
Oklahoma Mushroom also supplies area restaurants such as The Coach House, La Baguette, Bellini's Ristorante & Grill, West and Local.
About 25 people attended the tours, held Saturday afternoon in Edmond.
John Larsen, of Bethany, and his wife, Kathy, went out of curiosity. Both retired, they have no experience in agricultural but enjoyed learning about the process.
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