At Sugar Moon Mushrooms, they produce their goods in a pair of completely transformed shipping containers. Irving Reza, general manager, claims: "There is nothing that I enjoy more than seeing a successful mushroom growing.”
He and his partner David Demerling, co-founder of Sugar Moon Mushrooms, took quite a risk when they decided to open up last fall, in the middle of the pandemic. "Restaurants closing impacted us by cutting out half of our sales. Basically, we were in stores with our microgreens, which kept us going," Demerling said.
But several harvests later, Sugar Moon Mushrooms has found its footing, distributing its produce to different restaurants and organizations in the Denver metro area. After several weeks of growth, every mushroom eventually makes its way to the prepping and packing stage. From their small farm in Bennett to the tables of Coloradans across the Front Range, Sugar Moon Mushrooms hopes to make a lasting impression with every mushroom they grow.