Possum Bottom Farms

John Lawton

Region: East - Marion County

Method of Sale: Farmers Market, Wholesale

Farmers' Market: Franklin Farmers Market, Main Street Saturday Market of Murfreesboro

Additional Information: Possum Bottom Farms, Tennessee's largest gourmet mushroom farm, offers farm fresh gourmet mushrooms year round at farmers markets in central and east Tennessee. We cultivate over 20 strains of gourmet culinary mushrooms including multiple strains of shiitake, maitake, mukitake, oyster, chestnut, and lion's mane. Our processes are 100% organic from start to finish using locally obtained wood waste products such as sawdust, wood chips, and natural logs. We do not buy, nor do we offer wild foraged mushrooms. Unlike many area farms, we do not use artificial substrates or artificial logs to produce our mushrooms. All of our mushrooms are grown from commercial grade cultures on locally obtained substrates. We maintain our cultures in our onsite lab ensuring absolute quality control of our products. Some mushroom strains are grown outdoors and are seasonal. Most are grown year round indoors in climate controlled environments. Climate control eliminates common pests and makes our harvests consistent and predictable. We typically have 6-10 varieties of mushrooms available every week, year round, including the varieties of blue, elm, golden, Italian, and King oyster mushrooms, lions mane, chestnut, shiitake and reishi. Varieties, such as morel, maitake, mukitake, and stropharia are seasonal. Every mushroom we grow is picked fresh at the peak of flavor and offered direct to our farmers market customers in hours, not days or weeks! Allowing the mushrooms to mature to the proper stage before harvest ensures not only the best shelf life, but also ensures the complex sugars and proteins have developed into mushroomy goodness! Our mushrooms are available directly from the farmer's own (gloved) hands just a few hours after harvest, every week, year round! In addition to our fresh mushrooms we offer fresh ground shiitake, oyster, golden oyster, chestnut and lions mane mushroom powders. Our powders are made weekly in small batches. There's only one ingredient in our mushroom powder: MUSHROOMS! No preservatives, no fillers and no salt! To make our powders we air dry fresh mushrooms to preserve the flavor and nutritional content. Then, we grind and sift to the consistency of flour. The sifted powder is immediately bottled and sealed for freshness. Like our fresh mushrooms, Possum Bottom Farms gourmet mushroom powders contain naturally occurring glutamic acid, or glutamate. This non-essential amino acid stimulates umami, your 5th sense of taste, enhancing savory, brothy flavors. Our powders are a nutrition packed, flavor-packed addition to eggs, soups, stews, rice, popcorn, veggies, grilled meats and fish. They're a wonderful sauce, gravy and stew thickener or anytime you want mushroom flavor, but not necessarily mushroom texture. If you would like to purchase our fresh mushrooms, mushroom powders and pre-inoculated mushroom producing logs, or mushroom home fruiting kits they are available to the public every Saturday morning, rain or shine, at the Franklin Farmers Market, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tennessee, (winter hours 9:00am - 12:00pm CST/Summer hours 8:00am - 1:00PM CDT) Franklin is a year round market. Look for us under the green tent. Our mushrooms and other products are also available seasonally at the Murfreesboro Main Street Farmers Market in downtown Murfreesboro every Saturday morning 8:00am til 12:00pm CDT. Opening day is May 6th. You'll find us under the green tent on the east side of the courthouse, rain or shine, every Saturday from May 6th thru October 28th!
Why support LOCAL Tennessee agriculture? 'Cause you really can TASTE the difference FRESH makes!

Available: Gluten Free, Meat Alternative, Mushrooms, Vegetable Others