Indoor mushroom farms offer a local alternative to meat and imported mushrooms with high greenhouse gas emissions.
Mushroom farming: Feeding communities and fighting climate change
After visiting a local indoor mushroom farm, we were inspired by their low waste model. The farm uses waste from local New York sawmills to grow nutritious oyster mushroom, then sells the remainder as compost to gardeners and other farms. The ability to grow year round provides fresh produce in a part of the US with a short outdoor growing season. It’s part of a growing local food movement aimed at strengthening local economies and reducing the carbon emissions from transporting food long distances.