According to experts at University of California Davis (UCD), California’s environment is excellent for mushroom cultivation.

California has excellent climatic and topographical conditions for growing mushrooms. A variety of mushrooms can be grown from coastal range areas to the Sierra Nevada Mountain forests. Due to the cool moist winter in northern California, mushrooms can be grown outside yearlong. They can be grown indoors in incubation and growing houses. California oak is excellent for growing log mushrooms.

California also offers social and market benefits as more people become health conscious and interested in the medicinal values of mushrooms and other fungi and herbs. There are more than 86 edible fungi species, 42 of which have medicinal value, that grow in the Bay area of California.