Smugtown Mushrooms




Olga Tzogas created & operates Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester NY.

Her journey with Fungi and plants started over ten years ago. Working with these allies by foraging in both urban & more wild settings, & learning to identify for food and medicine. A member of the Rochester Area Mycological Association, CPAMC, WPAMC & the West Virginia Mushroom club.

In 2011, Smugtown Mushrooms was established because there was a need for mushrooms & growing supplies, workshops, events & community based science in her area. While learning more & embracing the never-ending, unlocked potential mushrooms & fungi have to help heal both people, planet & soul. Olga teaches workshops throughout the continent about wild mushroom identification, medicinal mushrooms, biology, and mushroom cultivation. She was a core organizer for the 2016 Radical Mycology Convergence and the MycoSymbiotics Festival from 2015-17.

Our humble crew of gatherers have been foraging mushrooms and plants for years in the Rochester area. Fungi are our passion. Not just for food and medicine, but their ability to bring us back to nature.

Fungi have a rich history and are praised as the best medicines, the most flavorful food and the Earth’s best and crucial decomposers. We need Fungi and therefore, we must know, respect and protect the lands that they reside- not just for humans but for all life.

Smugtown Mushrooms is fueled to provide people with the finest mushroom products. We want to make quality food, medicine and mushroom cultures available to all. Not only do we have mushrooms but also medicinal tea blends, and grow supplies for the beginner and veteran cultivator. Stay tuned as we are constantly updating and almost ready to launch our online store to offer you the finest Fungi on the East Coast!

Smugtown Mushrooms wants to empower and help create a cleaner, healthier and sustainable local and global environment. Let’s celebrate and spread the spores of knowledge, community and the natural world.

We are part of the many open-source "mycommunities" that spread the knowledge of the wild, sustainability, and sovereignty. We arent here to patent strains, or own anyones culture. We want to encourage citizen science, seed saving, spore taking and species cataloging for the good of the planet not for profit.

We are here as a decentralized organism stretching our mycelial mats far and wide by sharing and exploring the love of Fungi for everyone to be part of.


Smugtown Mushrooms is here to offer education courses, mushroom cultivation workshops, & guided hikes. We also offer our regional area with the freshest mushrooms & distant community with their own mushroom growing supplies, for home & farm.
Check out this video someone made about us a few years back!