Locally produced mushrooms...
Why Urban and Why Funghi?
Many mushrooms species can be produced indoors, so why not grow this food in urban areas close to our consumers? Shorter delivery routes mean lower greenhouse gas emissions and local production means engaging with our communities whether it be through innovative uses of their waste, partnering with other local businesses, research and universities, and hosting workshops for our neighbors.
And mushrooms are an amazingly healthy food. They are rich in proteins, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins (as B and D complex groups), and low in fat. Mushrooms have been shown to reduce blood pressure and empower the body’s immune system.
Fresh, The Best!
Mushrooms have a short life shelf and they start to lose nutritional proprieties and their characteristic texture quickly.
We want to provide fresh and high-quality mushrooms to our local community by delivering fresh and healthy mushrooms which are hand-picked each week.
Food production has a major impact on soil degradation, species and habitat loss. We want to produce mushrooms in the urban landscape by growing indoors, in abandoned buildings. In this way, we can reduce the amount of land used for producing food while producing for our neighborhood and local communities.
Local is Good!
Nowadays, food travels far distances from “field” to “plate”. We often don’t know from where our food comes nor who produces it. We want to be engaged in our local community. We want to know our customers and want to be known by them. We believe human communities need to be empowered once again.
As part of StreekWaar, we are able to connect to our final consumers by being at the Saturday market every Saturday and by engaging with our community.