About us

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

We grow several varieties of mushrooms, which we sell straight from the farm to restaurants, customers, and farmer’s markets. We also provide foraged mushrooms in season.

Our sterile fungus lab produces fruiting blocks and spawn, including some strains that we have cloned from local wild specimens.

Borrowed Land Farm is committed to fungi education as we offer school group programs, farm tours, and classes for the community.

The Borrowed Land Farmers

Cathy Wheeler

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

Ernie Wheeler


Stella May