Way’s Mills farm in the mushroom business

Way’s Mills farm in the mushroom business
(Photo : Courtesy of Daniel Heath)

By Arianna Myers
Special to The Record

Forests are home to much of the world’s biodiversity and absorb billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
A 2017 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called on “forest sector decision-makers to re-imagine forests, not just as spaces for conservation, protection or production … but also as key to the world’s food systems and diets.”
So, a farm in Way’s Mills did just that.
Way’s Mills Agroforestry, a small organic mushroom farm located just outside of the village of Ayer’s Cliff, is home to a 120-acre woodlot with nearly 3000 four-foot-long wood logs. The family-run farm specializes in the delivery of healthy, natural, and pesticide-free mushrooms straight from Southern Quebec’s hardwood forest.

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