Certified Organic

Sustainable.  Responsible.  Ecologically Balanced.

Free of pesticides, additives, and harmful chemicals, Top Hat Shiitake mushrooms are grown with purity and completely sustainable farming practices.  From the production of the mushroom blocks, and through the life cycle of the Shiitake itself, until it returns to the soil in the form of Organic mushroom compost, we work with nature and her renewable resources to nurture and improve our planet, one Shiitake at a time.
It is our responsibility and our privilege to be good stewards of the land.  The soil, the plants, and every part of our ecosystem is a balance that requires careful conservation.  Our organically grown Shiitake mushrooms taste far superior to conventionally grown mushrooms because they are pure, growing from natures true bounty without chemicals, sprays, or genetic mutations.

Organic Mushroom Compost

Bringing our farming practices full-circle, our Organic Shiitake mushroom compost not only ensures we have no waste product, but also allows us to produce a nutrient packed compost that can be reintroduced to our environment.  In a way, composting is at the root of sustainable agriculture.  Soil enrichment is one way we can ensure that our ecological footprint is minimized.
Our Organic Shiitake mushrooms are grown on plant based blocks manufactured in-house.  After harvesting the Shiitake, the block is then pounded down and transported to our composting facility where it is turned and allowed to do what compost does best.  Microbes, worms and other Organic material breaks down the mushroom and plant matter aerobically, creating carbon dioxide and heat, which can be seen as steam rising from our beautifully rich compost.  The compost is turned to introduce more oxygen, ensuring a healthy product ready to introduce to the soil once again.

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“The term “organic” may only be used on labels and in labeling of raw or processed agricultural products, including ingredients, that have been produced and handled in accordance with [USDA] regulations.” – USDA

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