Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
At Rock City Mushrooms, we produce shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Our goals are to (1) inoculate all species on the farm, (2) grow additional varieties, (3) begin some outdoor, seasonal production, and (4) host workshops and other events for the public. Prior experience with inoculation is required, whether as a hobby or on a commercial scale.
Rock City Mushrooms is located at Dog Wood Farm, a diversified farm which includes grassfed beef (cow-calf through finishing, approximately 30 animals on the farm), pastured poultry (approximately 350 laying hens, 250 turkeys, processed on-farm), and one acre of vegetable and flower production (7 acres available, year-round production), and is also home to Good Food Farmers Network (goodfoodfarmers.com).
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Description of tenure options:
We are looking for the right person to join us in developing this mushroom enterprise. This position will begin as part-time with hours increasing as skills are developed and proven. For the right individual, this position would become full-time with the possibility of becoming a partner. We are happy to discuss these options. If you are enthusiastic about mycology, have some prior experience, seek to be producing mushrooms at a small commercial scale, and enjoy engaging with the public, you could be a great fit.