Premier Mushrooms: Colusa, CA
In 2006, John Ashbaugh bought a mushroom farm in Colusa, California, with the goals of expanding production and improving sustainability. Since then, Premier Mushrooms has implemented cutting-edge European technology to grow flavorful white and brown mushrooms while conserving water, reducing waste and using renewable energy to power the operation. In addition, Premier Mushrooms shares its environmental know-how with other businesses and educational groups. The result? Earthy, delicious mushrooms from a local grower that’s working to make the world a better place.