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Possum Bottom Farms

John Lawton

Region: East - Marion County

Method of Sale: Farmers Market, Wholesale

Farmers' Market: Nashville, Franklin, Chattanooga, Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmers Market , Huntsville, AL

Additional Information: Possum Bottom Farms offers farm fresh gourmet mushrooms year round to restaurants and area farmers markets. We cultivate 39 strains of gourmet culinary mushrooms including multiple strains of shiitake, maitake, mukitake, enokitake, nameko, stropharia, pioppino, oyster, chestnut, Lion's Mane and Combtooth, and the medicinal varieties reishi, cordyceps and turkey tail. Our processes are 100% organic from start to finish using locally obtained wood waste products such as sawdust, wood chips, and logs. We use high grade, commercial cultures and maintain all of our cultures in our onsite lab. We produce our own seed spawn onsite, insuring absolute quality control of our products. Some mushroom strains are seasonal, some are grown year round in controlled environments. So, all varieties may not be available at any one time, but we usually have 8-10 varieties of mushrooms available every week, year round. Blue, elm, golden, Pohu and Italian oyster mushrooms, lions mane, chestnut, and shiitake are available every week, year round. Other varieties, such as morel, maitake, pink oyster, King oyster and stropharia are seasonal. Enoki and namako are grown to order.

We pick and offer our fresh mushrooms to our farmers market customers in hours, not days! The only way to get mushrooms fresher than ours is to grow them yourself! In addition to fresh mushrooms we offer fresh ground shiitake, oyster, golden oyster, chestnut and lions mane mushroom powder. Our powders, like our fresh mushrooms, contain 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, cooked meats and fish. They're also a wonderful sauce and stew thickener (works better than flour or corn starch with no gluten and virtually no calories) or anytime you want mushroom flavor, but not necessarily mushroom texture.

If you'd like to try our mushrooms you can find them in fine dining establishments such as Niedlov's Breadworks in Chattanooga or Hummingbird Pastaria, in Signal Mountain. Our fresh mushrooms, mushroom powders and pre-inoculated mushroom producing logs are available to the public every Saturday at the Franklin, TN farmers market every Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm, year round. Through late winter and spring our products are available at the Nourish Knoxville Winter Market, 2nd and 4th Saturday's through April, and at the Grow Oak Ridge Winter Market every 1st and 3rd Saturday through March. Starting in May our products will be availabled at the Greene Street Farmers Market in Huntsville, AL, every Thursday 4:00pm 'til dark through October, and at Nourish Knoxville's Market Square Farmers Market in Downtown Knoxville every Saturday. Taste the difference fresh makes!

Available: Gluten Free, Meat Alternative, Mushrooms