Roxana Walker is no ordinary farmer. She describes herself as “a geeky scientist who just happened to get into mushrooms.” A chemist by trade, she has worked as an air-pollution specialist for the state for over twenty years. She became interested in growing mushrooms after learning about their uses in eastern medicine. She signed up for a course with Paul Stamet, a renowned Washington mycologist, who uses mushrooms to remove toxins from soil. When she returned home to Sacramento, Roxana decided to grow tasty oyster and shitake mushrooms. She built her own incubation room and greenhouses and, in 2000, started Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms.
In 2011, she and her partner, Sabina Monteiro decided to "go big or go home". DGM now resides in commercial space in the heart of the ""River District".
Available at the Certified Farmer's markets for the following days year-round:
Country Club Plaza
Sunrise Light Rail station
W/X @ Southside Park