Our Story

Hurworth Mushrooms first began in Hurworth House - an historic cottage on the outskirts of New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was the result of a journey through Central America and into the hills above Oaxaca, Mexico, where the founder Matthew (Glyndwr) Williams found himself as an intern at Micologia, a small growing facilty that produced wild cultivated mushrooms in converted farm buildings.

Working with basic materials and alongside other interns, Matthew learnt the techniques and absorbed the ideologies of sustainable mushroom farming with a focus on permaculture and passion for the wonderful ways in which fungi fit into our ecosystems. Inspired by the beauty of mushrooms and their mysterious nature, he decided to start his own project.