Far West Fungi, the San Francisco Mushroom Store, opened its doors on April 1, 2004. It is nestled in the beautifully redeveloped Ferry Building located in San Francisco CA. The Ferry Building is a historical landmark which once was the heart of San Francisco’s waterfront. It now houses one of California’s most prestigious outdoor farmers markets and an indoor array of gourmet food shops and restaurants.
Our goal as a family owned business is to create a unique shopping destination for our customers in which they can chose from an assortment of quality mushroom products. At Far West Fungi, we show great pride and care in offering as many as forty-two different varieties of mushrooms. We provide the freshest and finest cultivated mushrooms from throughout California as well as fresh, wild mushrooms from around the world. Far West Fungi represents the finest mushroom products our industry has to offer including a wide variety of mushroom themed products ranging from dried mushrooms, pates, truffle oils and butter, marinated mushrooms, medicinals, dressings, sauces, books, gifts and more.
Ian Garrone at the Mushroom Store
Since medicinal and organic foods are becoming such an important factor in our diets, we offer mushroom products that are not only novel but beneficial and healthy for every day cooking. We are continuously discovering and introducing new products that will broaden your mushroom knowledge and enhance your culinary experience. Be assured that our knowledgeable staff will be there to assist you with helpful hints and suggestions to ensure you have made the right purchase for your next mushroom meal!
The farm is a 60,000 square foot growing facility strategically located in the heart of Monterey Bay in Moss Landing. Named after Captain Charles Moss, who established a shipping port in the 1850’s, Moss Landing is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in the west, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to the north and east, and farmlands of artichokes, strawberries and mushrooms throughout. Just ninety five miles south of San Francisco, the farm is 1/4 mile from the Pacific Ocean. A steady ocean breeze and northern coastal fog makes it ideal for a consistent outside temperature throughout the year and a perfect location to grow mushrooms. Please note that our farm is not open to the public except on scheduled tour days.
Far West Fungi Farm
Our goal is to provide a year round supply of high quality, organic mushrooms (Shiitake, Tree Oyster, Lions Mane, Maitake, and King Oyster) throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Our family’s mission is to consistently produce quality mushrooms and provide customer service with a high level of commitment and dedication. Quality control is maintained through trained lab technicians who inspect all mushroom spawn to ensure pure mushroom cultures. Skilled care and attention are given to our mushrooms when growing, harvesting, grading and packing for freshness. The farm uses a balance of modern and traditional growing techniques in order to maintain high quality mushrooms while ensuring minimal impact on the environment.
The Garrone family, now in its fourth generation, has been selling mushrooms at Bay Area farmers’ markets for over fifty years. This is truly the backbone of our family business. Our goal is to educate customers on the nature of our products, and to introduce new products that may not be available from less specialized grocery retailers. Since farmers’ markets are not just a place to shop, but also to socialize, we make a point to answer any questions and offer helpful hints and recipe ideas for cooking our mushrooms. Now that traditional markets have seen a revival, especially in the past decade, we now have expanded our markets throughout San Francisco and the peninsula. With this expansion, we look forward to enjoying old and creating new relationships while continuing our life-long family tradition.
Come visit us at one of our many farmers’ market locations.
The Garrone family is passionate about edible fungi. For more than 25 years we've been dedicated to the growing, distribution and marketing of organic specialty mushrooms. When you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll find great fresh fungi and a full line of quality products at our retail store and at farmer's markets throughout the region. Shop from anywhere at our online store.