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Morro Bay Mushrooms was started in 2018 by Rosa Zunino using homemade hoop houses in the small backyard of her then rental property in Morro Bay. She is self-taught and her success can be attributed to hard work, discipline and trial and error.
Eventually Zunino purchased a property of her own in Morro Bay, one on a larger lot, where she built a few greenhouses in the backyard. She also added a dedicated lab room and incubator. The mushrooms fruit in the greenhouses that humidity is added to, but they start out in liquid form as mycelium on petri dishes in the lab room. (Mycelium are sort of like the roots of a mushroom.)
Morro Bay Mushrooms uses a low impact cultivation technique that's in harmony with Morro Bay's climate and needs little outside input to be successful. We grow about 15 different oyster mushroom varieties and sell them to local restaurants and at a handful of local farmers' markets along the Central Coast of California.