Press Coverage and Awards

Press Coverage
"Turning a Mushroom into a Cottage Industry"
The Chaga Hunter
Adirondack Life Magazine - September 03, 2018
"This week, Birch Boys took another step toward making chaga a household name by opening a store on Park Street in downtown Tupper Lake."
Brewing a taste for chaga in Tupper Lake
North Country Public Radio - April 18, 2018
"We eat protein for our muscles and fiber for our digestive tract; chaga is food for your immune system."
Tuppers Chaga Tea Business Expanding
Adirondack Daily Enterprise - November 15, 2017
"Part of my rationale for attending Clarkson was because of its motto: defy convention. I was already doing that."
The Medicinal Mushroom Man
Clarkson University - Defy Convention
"After accidentally drinking a magical mushroom tea I found in my grandmother's refrigerator, my 15-year old self became possessed. Not by hallucinations or anything psychedelic… chaga works a very different kind of magic. I became possessed with a mission to teach everyone about this fascinating mushroom."
Up and Comer
LOCALadk Magazine - June 14, 2017
"Our Jack LaDuke has the story of a young entrepreneur from Tupper Lake, New York, has turned grinding and packaging Chaga, an age-old remedy that grows in the forests of the Adirondacks, into a business success."
Growing Business
Mountain Lake PBS - February 27, 2017
"I've been hearing people speak glowingly of the virtues of something called chaga for a few years now, but I never knew much about it. I always get interested in learning things I don't know in a new year, so it seemed like a good time to find out more about this weird substance. I decide to visit Garrett Kopp, who runs a burgeoning chaga business called Birch Boys out of a workshop in Tupper Lake, to learn all about it."
Son of a Birch, it's Chaga!
Tupper Lake Blog - January 11, 2017
"The reason I got started with this is because I want as many people to know about chaga as possible."
A breakfast rooted in bark that was digestible in both info and food
Watertown Daily Times - May 08, 2017
Awards and Recogitions
Grant Recipient from Wallace Coulter Foundation's Transformative Philanthropy Program - March 17, 2017
New Product Contest Winner - Buyer Days Wholesale Show
1st Place Clarkson Regional Business Plan Competition - March 30, 2017
2nd Place at Wake Forest's Retail and Health Innovation Challenge - November 11, 2016
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