We are all becoming more aware of where our food comes from and the impact we are having on our environment.
At Samford Valley Mushrooms we are a family owned business, working hard at producing sensational gourmet produce that makes the most of the exquisite natural environment of the Samford Valley in South East Queensland. At the same time, we are equally focused on reducing our environmental footprint, Reusing wherever we can; and Recycling closer to zero waste.
We are firm supporters and contributors to the regenerative farming ethic - producing wonderful food and leaving the environment in better shape than when we began. At SVM, we started with a waste product - coffee grounds and we have successfully developed a method to convert a throw-away product into sustainable, gourmet mushrooms.
When we enjoy our coffee from our favourite baristas and cafes, the leftovers from the brewing process (grounds) typically makes its way to landfill where it breaks down into methane gas. Methane is 84 times more potent to global warming than carbon dioxide.
We rescue those grounds thanks to the support of our wonderful coffee partners, use them to grow the freshest, most flavoursome mushrooms you will ever try, and the used coffee is converted to mushroom compost!
In 2019 we saved more than 1000 kg from going to waste. Our goal for 2020 is 2,500kg!
We grow a variety of mushrooms onsite which are offered in a range of products from fresh mushrooms, to medicinal extracts and even jerky – with more products on the way!
We started with a passion of mushroom growing and decided to create a business that brought the local community healthy and sustainable produce whilst being ethically and environmentally conscious.
We look forward to showcasing how we turned a passion into providing for our community on a bigger scale, along with how we keep environmentally conscious, sustainable and some of the benefits mushrooms can bring to you and your garden!