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Steel City Spore
Pittsburgh's Urban Mushroom Farm.
Woman-owned urban fresh mushroom farm. Our farm is located in East Liberty at Rockwell Park, Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to sustainability, education, and community. Our goal is to provide the city with a sustainable, fresh, local source of mushrooms while educating people on these fungi's health and environmental benefits. We are committed to creating a healthier, more sustainable food system for our communities. We offer a variety of mushrooms for sale, grow kits and tinctures, as well as educational workshops and other events. Join us on our mission to make the Steel City a greener place.
Our sustainable approach to urban farming sets us apart from the rest. We use the spent coffee grounds of Pittsburgh local cafes you know and love to grow our mushrooms.
While our mushrooms grow, they give the coffee grounds even more nutritional value and increase the soil's water-holding capacity. After harvesting the mushrooms, we give back the super-powered coffee grounds to local worm farms and compositing sites.
We are also interested in further researching sustainable farming practices, studies in mycoremediation, and any ways we can use our mushrooms to heal ourselves and the environment for future generations.