Far West Fungi
Far West Fungi is a one-stop destination for mushrooms. The shop carries a wide selection of culinary mushrooms (both fresh and dried), medicinal mushroom supplements, and even mushroom logs to grow your own at home. Shop owners John and Toby Garrone have grown and sold mushrooms for over twenty years and are known to many from Bay Area farmers’ markets. Their son, Ian, manages the Marketplace shop.
Year-round, Far West Fungi carries a wide variety of organically grown, cultivated exotic and specialty mushrooms. Fresh Portabella and brown and white buttons arrive daily from local farms. The array of wild mushrooms changes seasonally. In late spring there are fresh Morels and mountain-gathered Porcini, followed by Chanterelles and a selection of domestic and imported truffles. Dried mushrooms include Italian and domestic Porcini, Morels, Fairy Rings, Candy Caps and Matsutake. If mycology is a mystery — shoppers will find an extensive selection of books on growing, cooking, and identifying edible and medicinal mushrooms.