Have you ever considered how all of your life experiences have led you to the point where you are at this very moment? For Brian Thomas, those experiences led to a thriving mushroom business.
In this podcast, we are joined by mushroom farmer and mycologist Brian Thomas of MYCA Farms, located in Fort Langley, British Columbia. MYCA Farms is a Gourmet Mushroom Farm located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. You can find them at the Fort Langley farmers markets year round.
In this episode, Brian talks about his life experiences leading up to the decision to start a mushroom business and what has made them so successful so quickly.
In This Episode:
How Brian got started with mushroom farming 2:27
How MYCA goes about the mushroom process 8:50
What Brian has learned in the last couple of months participating in farmers markets 11:34
What the business side of the farm currently looks like 23:21
Brian’s advice for someone just getting started in mushroom farming 47:00
Brian’s favorite farming tool 56:29
What made Brian decide to clean up his act and fly straight 1:05:58
About the Guests:
Brian is a retired mental health and addictions therapist from Vancouver BC who changed careers to grow gourmet mushrooms to feed the community. He is passionate about permaculture and farm-to-table with little to no waste.
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