The Mushroom Factory

The Mushroom Factory

  • (617) 417-0406
    The Mushroom Factory is a collaboration born from Chris Carrier and Deana Wojcik’s love of food, experiments, and all things weird. Our sustainable urban mushroom farm provides locally grown fresh mushrooms to Detroit's restaurants and farmers’ markets. We grow multiple varieties of gourmet mushrooms as well as non-edible mushroom products, including dried mushrooms, mushroom centerpieces and sculptures, and spent-block compost. We're driven by the mantra "open source, closed loop" which sums up our approach to farming, food, and business. Open source is the notion that free information generates innovation, promotes access, and stirs creativity. We're transparent about our methods—the code we write, the tools we use, and the failures we face along the way because we think people deserve to know the full story of the food they buy and eat. Closed loop is a commitment to creative reuse. We've set out to leverage underutilized resources in our community: spent brewers grain, sawdust, cardboard, a long-vacant warehouse. By making productive use of other industries' byproducts, we're attempting to tighten connections among Detroit businesses and localize recycling—in other words, close the loop.

Where to Find

Products
Mushrooms, Shiitake mushrooms, Edible landscaping installations
Growing Practices
Indoor growing