Starting a mushroom growing business
I want to start a mushroom growing business. Thinking of building a green house and start the production. What are the requirements on doing mass production of mushroom in Lane County - City of Cottage Grove? Is it a profitable venture?
Lane County Oregon small farms
Your first step would be checking with the city to determine if there are any barriers to building the greenhouse on your property and operating a business from your residence.
There are some long-time mushroom growers in the Willamette Valley that sell at farmers markets, but I am not sure of their profitability. It may be useful to reach out to other producers and learn from their experiences.
Also, the USDA has a list of resources in their database of Alternative Farming Systems website for mushroom producers, which includes some marketing information. https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/mushrooms