In the News
Hernshaw Farms in the News
Our mushrooms have been featured in articles across the web and in print, and we're so grateful to be building awareness of our #MineLand2FarmLand mission. Check out what the press has to say about our delicious fresh mushrooms, grow kits, and our farm operation out here in West Virginia.
Articles and Interviews
George Patterson is the Founder of Hernshaw Farms, which grows exotic mushrooms and transforms abandoned mine land into farmland using waste from fungi production. Hernshaw Farm grows its product inside Memorial Tunnel off the West Virginia Turnpike. You can find his mushrooms in many local restaurants across the state and nationwide.
There's an effort to breathe new life into an old West Virginia Turnpike tunnel by using it to grow mushrooms.
"Patterson attributes his success to the help he’s gotten from his family, his love for what he is doing, and the great team they have created."
"George Patterson is the owner and founder of Hernshaw Farms, a mushroom farm located on a reclaimed mine strip in Hernshaw, West Virginia."
Coal Valley News
"While the mixture Hernshaw Farms uses for its growing medium is proprietary, Patterson will tell you that the mixture is a “secret blend of sawdust, soybean hull, gypsum and love.”
"Yet for him, it’s not about his personal enjoyment; it’s about inspiring others and improving his community, where he’s already making a difference – other mushroom growers are starting to pop up around the state."
"We will nurture and transform mine land into beautiful farmland using spent mushroom blocks. And we will provide healthy local food with a purpose. Every time you purchase our mushrooms, you help us turn mineland2farmland."
Terroir Taste and Travel Podcast