About Borrowed Land

Borrowed Land Farm is a family farm located at the foot of Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina. We grow several varieties of mushrooms, which we sell straight from the farm to restaurants, customers, and farmer’s markets. We also produce Shroom Cube Mushroom Grow Kits which allow you to grow your own mushrooms at home!
Our sterile fungus lab produces spawn of several mushroom strains that we have cloned from local wild specimens. Borrowed Land Farm is committed to fungi education as we offer school group programs, farm tours, and classes for the community.

Meet Our Staff

So, how did a couple of marine biologists begin growing mushrooms? A long time ago, while living on the coast of Oregon, we enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner prepared from entirely local ingredients: foraged chanterelle mushrooms, smoked elk, tuna, cattail shoots, and wild greens. It tasted great and made us feel more connected to the land. Now we want to help provide a similar experience for others—great tasting, local food with a story.

Ernie Wheeler

Cathy Wheeler

Mike Sprinkle