Forest Grown Farm, Chuckey TN
Nature-lovers and husband and wife team, Kari and Curtis Simmons, dreamed up Forest Grown as they explored the Cherokee National Forest that borders their property. The desire to understand the mysterious magic housed within the forest system, wild plants and fungi grew from these adventures.
“We currently sell our fresh mushrooms in East Tennessee. With plans of using our formal training in plant medicine to create a line of forest-inspired products that are pure, organic, raw and from sustainable wild-crafted or cultivated origins, in as close to their whole natural state as possible.
We believe skincare, like food, is meant to heal, restore, and nourish – because if we take the time to show our bodies some kindness, our inner selves will glow that much brighter.”
Forest Grown Farm produces both medicinal and culinary mushrooms, perfectly grown in our mountain region. One of their popular items is dried Blue Oyster Mushroom powder. The Simmons add it to their morning scrambled eggs along with shallots, rosemary, and Greek yogurt. One of their customers prefers it as a toping for French fries along with a little sea salt.
You can find Forest Grown Farm products at local restaurants and Boone St. Market in Jonesborough, TN. A full listing of locations to purchase their products can be found here: https://www.mushroombeard.com/store-locator