Our Story

We Are Fungi Ally

We are a mushroom farm in Hadley MA that grows shiitake, oyster, and lions mane mushrooms. We also provide spawn and ready to fruit kits to commercial mushroom farms.

Our mushrooms are grown using agricultural waste products like straw and sawdust. Our mission is to reveal the power of mushrooms so more people can benefit from working with fungi. We are committed to developing sustainable growing practices that improve
the health of our customers, community, and environment.

The workshops we offer enable participants to confidently work with and understand the fungal kingdom. Students learn how to work with mushrooms in the fields of cultivation, foraging, and medicine.

Fungi Ally mushroom spawn is specialized to the northeast region with extreme interest and care in strain selection. We trial all of our mushrooms around New England to find the highest yielding strains to offer you. Our commercial mushroom fruiting blocks are high yielding strains and custom formulas to guarantee high yields. We usually have shiitake, blue oyster, white oyster, pink oyster, yellow oyster, king oyster, and lions mane in stock. Other species can be made to custom order.

Why Fungi?

Mushrooms are a great local food source that can be grown year round on agricultural by-products. Their role in ecosystems to transform waste into life is vital to the health of the planet. We believe that by working with mushrooms we can improve our own health while transforming waste into life affirming food and soil.

Learn More About Growing Mushrooms

Workshop Schedule
Meet the Teachers & Growers

Willie Crosby

Willie has been growing mushrooms in a variety of methods for the last four years. He is a co-founder of Fungi Ally and is involved with research, education, and mushroom production. Through study and experience Willie hopes to continue learning the diverse methods people can improve themselves and the world through allying with fungi!

Emma Hayes

Emma is our production manager. She has been with Fungi Ally for 1 year. She has been studying fungi for the last 3 years at Umass Amherst and after college. Emma loves being involved in the process of growing mycelium, fruiting the mushrooms, and bringing those beautiful mushrooms to her community.

Brittany Brideau

Brittany first became fascinated by mushrooms in high school while discovering them during walks in the woods. She has been with Fungi Ally since March of 2017. She is involved in all aspects of daily operations at the farm and is working to improve our block sales to other commercial mushroom farms.

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