Windy Heights is the place for specialty mushrooms, affordable family packs wrapped up in brown paper and delivered, restaurant supply, and grow your own kits. You can rely on them for lion’s mane, oysters, chestnuts, and more. Great for special events and catering when you want something local and delicious.
Located on 374 Bauline Line Extension, with a kilometer plus driveway to the farm buildings, you arrive into an expansive southern view over Torbay and the North Atlantic, and into Windy Heights Farm, at 680’ above sea level. It’s usually…. windy…. almost alpine in feel. And yet crops grow well in thick soil in the new market garden, hay is harvested, sod orders cut and delivered. All while a herd of geese free range on patrol, honking at visitors, weaving and bobbing about, daring you to engage in a game of chase.
Indoors, the woodstove is on and the indoor mushroom grow and processing operation is in full. With 3-5 people preparing the grow mediums, pasteurizing, inoculation laboratory room where spores are developed, and three grow-out rooms maintaining humidity, temperature, airflow, and light. Regular deliveries of fresh mushrooms, produce, eggs to clients and restaurants keep the place busy.