Jim Frady

MaiLee’s Mountain Mushroom Expansion – Grant Award: $3,000
“This grant project has been a blessing, not only for me, but also for my kids and my business partners’ kids who have been out here working together as a family.”
~ Jim Frady

Jim has grown shiitake mushrooms since 2007, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables since 2000. With the award, he will raise a climate controlled production house to ensure the year-long production of Shiitake and Lions Mane mushrooms.

They will be grown indoors on logs, as opposed to sawdust. He will sell at tailgate markets, to local restaurants and businesses, and online through his website.

Swain County

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