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.

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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!

Zack Lafitte

Zack joined Fungi Ally in the summer of 2017 as an experienced mushroom grower. He’s our lab manager and he loves watching mycelium grow. In his spare time, Zack can be found in the woods foraging for mushrooms. He’s also an expert Magic player!

Margo McLennan

Margo joined Fungi Ally in February 2018. She loves learning about mushroom production and sharing this knowledge with her community. Margo devotes most of her free time to her fourteen year old cat, Chubbs.

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