The Borrowed Land Farmers

Cathy Wheeler

How did a couple of marine biologists begin growing mushrooms? We once enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner prepared from entirely local ingredients: foraged chanterelles, elk, tuna, cattail shoots, and wild greens. It tasted great and made us feel connected to the land. We want to help provide a similar experience for others—great tasting, local food with a story.

Ernie Wheeler


Borrowed Land Farm is at the foot of Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina.

Our sterile fungus lab produces fruiting blocks and spawn for mushroom farms of all sizes, as well as to home-growers.

Borrowed Land Farm is committed to education. We offer free mushroom growing guides on our e-library page, and also offer personalized consultation services for mushroom farms.

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