Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their work.

Known & Grown STL is a project of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition.

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Flyway Family Farm

We are a family farm specializing in the cultivation of gourmet mushrooms.

“We grow year round, in climate controlled facilities without the use of chemical sprays.  We specialize in growing shiitake, oyster, lions mane, chestnut, king trumpet, pioppino, beech, and more. Our farm is 8.5 acres.  All our mushrooms are grown indoors in a climate controlled facility that is roughly 700 square feet.

We are not currently certified but strictly follow organic practices. We have been growing commercially for 7 years and currently serve southern Illinois (carbondale area) as well as central IL (Champaign – Urbana area)  at farmers markets, CSA’s, stores, and restaurants.”

Shop with us.

Get our mushrooms at the following markets:

  • Carbondale farmer’s market
  • Urbana’s market at the Square
  • Cape Farmer’s market
  • Carbondale community market (winter)
  • Urbana’s market in the Square (winter)
  • All Seasons Farm (USDA organic) CSA 
  • Blue Moon Farm (USDA organic) CSA
  • Sola Gratia Farm CSA
  • LEAF Food Hub online farmers market
  • Neighborhood Co-op in Carbondale
  • Common Ground Co-op in Urbana, and
  • multiple restaurants in Carbondale, Cape Girardeau,  and Champagne-Urbana

Connect with Our Farm!


Makanda,  IL

Contact us.

More Ways to Connect

We participate in the Farm Crawl via Neighborhood Co-op each fall,  host classes/tours in the spring, and have multiple school/class trios each year.

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

8.5 acres, 700 sq ft. production

Conservation Practices

  • Only use USDA Organic or OMRI approved chemicals
  • Season Extension (cold frame, hoop house, etc.)
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Indoor growing to avoid synthetic sprays 
  • Mushrooms are grown on sawdust – not animal manure 
  • Substrates are composted on the farm after use
  • Water is tested annually
  • Temperature control used for pest management


  • Many varieties of mushrooms