Based in Dawlish Warren, Forest Fungi was first established in 2013 by Scott Marshall. He developed a passion, knowledge and understanding for mushrooms and worked on perfecting his indoor growth of different varieties, specialising in Shiitake. In 2016, Dave came on board, and together we increased our grow space, developed the visitor centre, and began experimenting and growing up to 8 species of mushrooms. Together with our close knit family team, Forest Fungi service a lot of the South West Food scene, through restaurants, cafes, farm shops, veg boxes and Food Festivals. During the first lockdown we increased our grow space again, opening up the full process to visitors with 2 new rooms and a farm trail.
Our Shroom Rooms create micro climates similar to the conditions that mushrooms would thrive in the wild in Asia. Using our insulated grow room, humidifiers, heaters/ coolers, air circulation fans, lighting and water, we change the climate conditions within the room during the mushrooms growing life to get the best quality pure mushroom. We use no chemicals during the growing process. Our mushrooms are grown on sawdust and rye blocks which are registered organic. The purity and freshness that this gives our mushrooms is what makes us a truly unique grower.