Detroit Mushroom Factory
Inspired by the energy and spirit of entrepreneurship in our beloved city, the Detroit Mushroom Factory is the brainchild of California transplants Chris Carrier and Deana Wojcik. Located in their home, it is an urban farm that grows edible and medicinal mushrooms.
Serving the environment and fellow Detroiters is a top propriety. The mushrooms grow on reused materials generated within Detroit such as spent brewery grain, sawdust, and cardboard packaging. In this way, they turn what would-be waste into nourishing produce in an environmentally respectful manner.
The Mushroom Factory has a variety of goals including expanding to multiple spaces. Expanding would allow them to create jobs for other Detroiters, offer more food to area residents and restaurants, and utilize mushrooms not only as a food source but also as an art form. Chris and Deana are also eager to build out the myco-landscaping focus of their business, utilizing mushrooms and mycelium strategically on residential lawns and city land to grow food, mitigate flooding, and remediate contaminated soil.
They call themselves a "factory" because they hope to become an entity that combines technology, education, and design with sustainable food production. With a nod toward Detroit's spirit of invention and innovation, they want to be a part of a new generation of Detroit-based production.