Located near Strathmore, Alberta, Red Fox Farms has been in operation for five years and founded their fungi branch over a year ago. Brad and Janine now specialize in growing organic mushrooms, which are rich in nutrients and have a variety of unique flavour profiles.
Red Fox Fungi’s mushrooms are a variety of tree-loving mushrooms, meaning that they are grown in sawdust, without the use of manure. They are also chemical-and pesticide-free.
The mushrooms are grown year-round in a controlled greenhouse climate. Because their mushrooms have a two-week crop cycle, they can be grown to meet customer demand without any waste.
Red Fox Fungi is consistently focused on sustainability in all of its practices. The only single-use plastic in their entire growing process is lab gloves, they fabricate their equipment instead of having it shipped in, and use efficient lighting and heating techniques. All organic and vegetable waste is composted, or fed to animals such as bees or pigs.
Janine and Brad’s hope is that with initiatives like Cultivatr, more people than ever will be able to have access to nutritious farm-fresh food.