amFOG Farms is a re-formation of an existing farm business, Olive View Farm, that was originally founded in 2003. “Move to the country and grow a lot of peaches,” was not just a popular song verse, it was the lifestyle chosen by those who farmed Olive View Farm.
In the early years the farm, at the base of Afton Mountain, it operated as a vegetable farm, an orchard and a greenhouse business (hence, amFOG). In the interest of nutrition and healthy living, organically grown vitamin/mineral sustained fruits and vegetables were raised, as well as bought from other local farmers then sold in the on-farm market and wholesaled to restaurants in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, VA, area.
Cultivating mushrooms was added to the repertoire in 2007. After many “learning experiences” there was a good, consistent crop to sell in 2010. In 2012 the mushrooms became the sole farm crop and focus for amFOG. In January 2013 amFOG Farms became the new company with vast goals of supplying the highest quality mushrooms to the most discerning chefs on the east coast. Current sales areas are Virginia, Georgia and South Carolina.
The amFOG team is dedicated to the highest quality standards from production to delivery. This quality is what sets amFOG mushrooms out in front of others. The quality is seen in appearance, taste, and increased storage periods.