Mushroom City Inc.: Cultivating Success in Bukidnon’s Fertile Grounds

ISSI mentorship with Mushroom City, a pioneering Bukidnon company, yields positive results

In the heart of the picturesque province of Bukidnon in the Philippines lies a hidden gem known as Mushroom City Inc. Nestled amidst rolling hills and verdant landscapes, this innovative company has been silently transforming the agricultural sector, promoting sustainable practices, and sharing knowledge with the world. Mushroom City Inc. is not your typical agricultural enterprise; it’s a testament to the power of oyster mushrooms, including the stunning pink oyster variety.

A Fertile Ground for Growth

Bukidnon, with its lush and abundant natural resources, provides an ideal backdrop for Mushroom City Inc.’s pioneering endeavors. The company specializes in the cultivation of oyster , shitake and enoki mushrooms. Their location in Bukidnon allows them to harness the rich biodiversity and climate conditions necessary for optimal mushroom growth. This region, often referred to as the “Food Basket of Mindanao,” has proven to be the perfect home for Mushroom City Inc.’s unique agricultural initiative.

A Destination for Knowledge

Mushroom City Inc. goes beyond mushroom farming; it doubles as an educational destination for individuals in the agricultural sector. The company believes in knowledge sharing and regularly hosts workshops and training sessions for aspiring mushroom farmers. These events attract enthusiasts and professionals from within Bukidnon and Region 10 who want to learn the art and science of mushroom cultivation.

Through these educational programs, Mushroom City Inc. aims to not only promote the cultivation of oyster mushrooms but also to foster a sense of sustainability within the agricultural community. By sharing their expertise, they encourage more farmers to diversify their crops and explore the profitable world of mushroom farming.

A Blooming Business

Mushroom City Inc.’s commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation has paid off. Their products, ranging from mushroom fruiting bags to processed mushrooms, have found a dedicated customer base. The oyster mushrooms, in particular, have garnered significant attention due to flavor, and health benefits. Consumers are drawn to Mushroom City Inc. by offering a range of value-added products, like its oyster mushroom “chicharon” that comes in three flavors (barbecue, sour cream and salted egg).  Its Mushroom City Cafe offers mushroom-based menus. It expanded its cafe by having a branch at Bukidnon State University (BUKSU), Malaybalay Campus.

The success of their mushroom products has not only boosted the local economy but also encouraged the growth of a broader community of mushroom farmers in Bukidnon. By creating a sustainable business model, Mushroom City Inc. has set an example for others in the agricultural sector, demonstrating that innovative, environmentally conscious practices can lead to profitability and long-term success.

A Glimpse into the Future

Mushroom City Inc.’s journey is far from over. With their continued focus on education and sustainable practices, they plan to expand their reach and impact on the agricultural industry. Their vision extends beyond the boundaries of Bukidnon, as they aspire to inspire more communities to embrace the magic of mushroom cultivation.

As the world grapples with pressing environmental and food security challenges, Mushroom City Inc. serves as a beacon of hope, demonstrating that small, environmentally conscious initiatives can make a significant difference. Their story, rooted in the rich soil of Bukidnon, teaches us the potential of sustainable agriculture, the allure of mushroom production, and the power of knowledge-sharing in shaping a brighter future for agriculture and the planet as a whole.

The tandem of Ted and Bong Quemado whose dream is for Mushroom City to be a premier agri-tourism site and training hub in the country showcasing smart-farming technologies is slowly becoming a reality. To know more about Mushroom City, Inc. please check their Facebook page at


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