A Minneapolis man is bringing his enthusiasm for mushrooms to the Minnesota State Fair. Mike Kempenich is an exotic mushroom cultivator and owner of Gentleman Forager. Kempenich says he’s always had a passion for mushrooms and has spent the last ten years bringing these exotic mushrooms into groceries stores. He says they are excited to unveil some first-of-their-kind food products to fairgoers:
“Making things that are healthy, available, and really tasty. You don’t have to think too hard about them — kind of what we are trying to achieve.”
Kempenich says their new Nut Butter and Wild Black Walnut Candy roll are both infused with brain-healthy Lion’s Main Mushrooms. He says they will also be selling home-grow mushroom kits for anyone who is interested in growing their own mushrooms.