High-tech mushroom farmers in Brooklyn raise $25M with vision for ‘the future of food'

The royal trumpet mushroom can grow in just two weeks to weigh more than a pound. Chop one up in a food processor and fry it with the right spice mix and the fungi can pack as much umami flavor as chorizo sausage.

That’s according to a new mushroom-focused cookbook curated by the founders of Smallhold, a startup growing the royal trumpet, among several other specialty mushrooms, inside a 3,000-square-foot warehouse in Williamsburg. Mushrooms in the Middle: A Smallhold Cookbook is part of an effort to expand the palate of Americans for specialty fungi.

“To us, mushrooms represent the future of food,” co-founders Andrew Carter and Adam DeMartino wrote in the introduction for the book.

Andrew Carter, co-founder and CEO of Smallhold The royal trumpet mushroom can grow in just two weeks to weigh more than a pound. Chop one up in a food processor and fry it with the right spice mix and the fungi can pack as much umami flavor as chorizo […]

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