There’s something mysterious and nearly romantic about mushrooms: They seem to spring from the depths of the forest floor – or overnight in one’s yard – unbidden.
Many years ago, Charles Crowther was intrigued by a photo of mushrooms growing on a log: That image birthed an 18-year foray into growing and selling mushrooms.
“I wanted to learn how to grow mushrooms,” said Crowther, then a resident of southwest Tennessee. He began researching how to grow the elusive species. In time, Crowther occasionally sold mushrooms at a farmers market in Jackson, Tennessee.
About seven years ago, after Crowther and his