Tradd and Olga @ Mushroom Mountain

Welcome to the mushroom world. Let me introduce us real quick, we are Tradd and Olga, mushroomers in the South Eastern United States.


Tradd and the giant morel Tradd and the giant morel

Olga with gigantic morels Olga with gigantic morels

We love mushrooms, we eat mushrooms, we crave mushrooms all the time. Our posts on here will be purely fun and hopefully educational, and a way to tie in all of our online stuff.

We live in the Upstate, South Carolina, where we operate our experimental mushroom and herb farm. We keep expanding little by little by working hard and with help of our family and friends.

Tradd is a mushroom guru, being in the business for over 15 years, he is an expert in mushroom cultivation, always coming up with new and exciting methods. His future will involve bioremediating polluted and devastated habitats.

Olga is a web designer and multimedia specialist. She takes care of all the web stuff. But she also loves animals, mushrooms, and plants. She has started up an herb farm at Mushroom Mountain, and is experimenting with saving all the crops for the future medicinal and culinary uses. Her mom Dragica works in the medical industry and has always had books laying around about medicinal plants and their uses. Those were and still are Olga’s favorite books.

See you in the woods


13 Responses to “Tradd and Olga @ Mushroom Mountain”

  1. Angie Campana January 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Love your site. We currently live in FL but would love to move to the mountains and see that you can profit from mushrooms. Is this true? My family would love to move and find mushrooms for a living is ths Possible. I know it sounds crazy but my husband has worked at Disney for 22 years and I am a housewife and have 2 boys, We want to move and get a fresh start. I know it will be hard at first but I didnt know if I was dreaming haha. We would love to explore our options. If you have any information that would be great.
    Thank you for your time.


    • sporeprints January 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

      Hi Angie.

      You can profit from finding and selling mushrooms, but you would have to be out there mushroom hunting all the time, and remember in winter there aren’t alot of mushrooms out. Mushrooms are in our life 24/7, we are out hunting whenever possible, but we also have a supplemental income, and that is making mushroom spawn in our lab for commercial growers. Too bad you are not closer here, we could take you out mushroom hunting.

      we also lived in Florida, down in Jupiter, and we moved because mushroom hunting in Florida is not as prolific as it is up in the Carolinas.

      If you do want to go out mushroom hunting in Florida, go to the Ocala area, there are lots of msuhrooms in their state parks there, there are two books i can recommend for you to get, you can find them on amazon, one is “Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States”, and another is “Mushrooms of west Virginia and the central Appalachians”.

      Let me know if you need anything else, I would love to help out in your future mushroom endeavors.

      🙂 Olga

      • Alexander Radomski September 13, 2012 at 10:41 am #

        I live in stuart and i find tons of mushrooms. Go look on shroomery under madcaps pist. I pist them all

  2. Cathy Minch June 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Where are you located. My garden club in Spartanburg, SC might be interested in touring your mushroom farm, if possible.
    Cathy Minch

  3. benjamin noah greene August 25, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    hi, my name is ben & my e-mail address is i need help in figuring out how 2 name a species of mushroom new 2 science. i have this species currently growing in culture & will attempt 2 fruit it in a couple of days!!! i f u can help me or just want 2 talk 2 the most unique person on this planet, then e-mail me or call me@727-645-3533, i currently reside in knoxville,tn but just moved here from florida about 1 or 2 weeks ago, short term memory isn’t the greatest! anyways, have fun & live the eternal dream!

  4. TaquitoCharlie October 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Thanks for the mushroom kit, Olga.

    Upvote for you. 🙂

  5. Rich Stachelek August 22, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    Dear Olga and Tradd. I graduated from Clemson and was just in your area dropping my son off at his new apartment in Central for his sophomore year at Clemson. I would love to Visit and tour your facility as well as take your class but am confused. On the site it states that the class is on Sept 9th, but on the registration it states sept 1st. What is the actual date of the class. Also, I have tried to access the SCUMS website but it keeps causing windows and each of my various browsers to shut down. It forces firefox, internet explorer, safari and Chrome to shutdown every time I try to get to the scums site. Is there some type of problem with their webpage? I have tried to access their site on different computers with the same shutdown issue. Please let them know. Would be interested in joining, but can’t access the site.

  6. Anna Torres September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi Olga.
    I am new to S Carolina and am very interested in wild mushroom hunting, but I would like to get an advise from someone on where to go and if it’s safe to be alone in the woods. I live in NE Columbia right now.
    Is anything similar to your farm down here? Do you know local people who would share their knowledge with me?
    Thank you in advance

    • sporeprints October 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

      Hi Anna!

      I am so sorry about not replying to you for over a year. I basically have not been posting anything on this blog, because I don’t have the time to do it. I hope in the future I will find some. there are no mushroom clubs down where you are at, but if you are on Facebook, and look for SCUMS, you can post picture of mushrooms you find, and other members can help ID them. 🙂 Cheers, Olga

  7. josh October 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    NICE!!!! IM COMING OVER!!! We can find some new species hopefully……Interested in finding some. P. Ovoideocystidiata and Weilii here…….Do yall think there here, have you come across them here in the upstate?

    • josh October 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      Also wanna find The elusive P. caerulipes which books say grow here. And some Gymnopilus……….I am just a 7 year amature myco man myself, only hunt, and eat edibles, but I like to hunt the mushrooms I described above

  8. josh October 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Also, If you would please contact me, I would like to talk about getting some premade spawn bags from you guys, Not innoculated yet, just sterilized, and some agar plates, with the sterile agar…lol…of course…..gimme an email…at and Il swing by,,,,do some hunting, learn somthing from yall !! amazing keep it up.

    • sporeprints October 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      Hi Up Up and Anyway. Thanks for the comments. At the moment we do not sell premade spawn bags, agar plates. Only mushrooms spawn. Maybe we will in the future, just not sure when. Thanks, Olga

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