My name is Garrett Kopp. I'm a New York State Licensed Guide, a certified mushroom identification expert, and a life-long student of nature.
I've been harvesting Chaga and selling it at Farmers Markets since I was 15 years old, after accidentally learning about it from my Grandmother (when I drank a cup of what-I-thought was iced tea in her refrigerator).
When it comes to Chaga, it can be difficult to sift through all of the conflicting information available online. The internet is a great tool when it comes to fungi, but sometimes it can blur the lines between fact and fiction. Things are not always so black and white, good or bad, and right or wrong. Too often it is extremely difficult for consumers to have faith that ANY supplement they're about to purchase is authentic. Let alone those that are made from mushrooms & fungi. This is where I hope to be of value to you.
I lease 220,000 acres of private forest land here in the Adirondack Mountains for the right to exclusively harvest wild bark eating fungi. We control our entire process- from harvest to production to shipping it out the door. I’ve got the Chaga you’ve been searching for. And so much more.
- My mission is to produce the objectively best healing products from handmade extractions of wild tree-decomposing mushrooms.
My vision is to develop a more ethical and well-rounded symbiotic approach for generating sustainable value from wild natural allies.
There is so much more than lumber. The more trees are cut, the less eligible hosts there are to sustain our fungi friends. That is where I have dialed in my focus.
Never forget: Ignoring wild mushrooms to embrace cultivated alternatives will only lead to the destruction of the powerful beings they really are (Due to deforestation / urban development as well as timber-centric forest management practices that continually reduce the eligible habitats of our bark-eating fungi friends).
A world that turns away from wild fungi is a world where Chaga becomes a GMO... A world where every fungi product becomes a gimmick... A future that leaves no scientific trace back to the true power these sentient organisms once held.
I encourage you to read my blog about our Nine Sustainable Chaga Harvesting Protocols