Locally produced mushrooms..

Why Urban and Why Funghi?

Many mushrooms species can be produced indoors, so we aim to grow these foods in urban areas closer to our consumers. We grow this fresh and nutritious food, locally for 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, the university, 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.

Alessia: Alessia was born in Prague and raised in Rome. Despite coming from a city environment, she fell in love with nature and especially sustainable farming during her studies. Urban Funghi is her way to combine her urban background with sustainable farming and to provide a fresh and local product to an empowered consumer community!

Sebastian: Sebastian was born in Breda and after quite some travelling around the world found himself in Wageningen to study sustainable development. Despite his interest in social matters, what really makes Sebastian’s eyes shine, is being hands-on, planning, and building, and this is why he became a carpenter. Urban Funghi is, therefore, a creative playground where to plan new spaces and make wonderful things happen!