Our Story



Fargreen is a social enterprise working with a purpose of building prosperous and sustainable farming communities in rural Vietnam and around the world where no such environmental damaging practices like open burning of straw exist and no farmer left behind in poverty for choosing to stay with their land.

Fargreen creates a network of Vietnamese farmers to produce high quality, environmentally friendly and socially responsible edible mushrooms for local and international markets.


Fargreen was originally founded by a Vietnamese native Trang Tran (Fargreen’s current CEO) and her friend Thuy Dao who grew up seeing ill effects of this open rice straw burning practice on the environment and the farming community’s health and who were inspired to use business as a tool to eliminate the practice of rice straw burning in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the environment and the local rural community.

Business Model

Fargreen is inspired by the cradle-to-cradle approach to build a closed loop business model in which no net waste is added in the whole production process. We set up a network of farmers who collect rice straw from their own paddy field and helps them to produce high quality edible mushrooms in an ecofriendly closed-loop system. After the mushrooms harvested, they will be shipped to Fargreen’s processing and packaging center where they are processed, packaged and then delivered to the hands of the customers under the brand of Fargreen. The leftover after mushroom cultivation will be recycled back to nourish the soil as bio-fertilizer.



Our Products


Fresh Mushrooms

These are sold in two kinds: Straw mushroom and Oyster mushroom. Oyster mushroom is a common mushroom type that every single customer is familiar with. Straw mushroom is a delicacy as it is normally produced in Southern Vietnam for export.


Processed Mushrooms

Fargreen will dry and salt approximately half the fresh mushrooms to make them available in the off season when our competitors can’t make mushrooms available in the market. This dried product line will allow customers to have a longer time use of one purchase.

“Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.”

Ban Ki-moon, UN General Secretary

Our Team

Executive Team


Trang Tran 

Founder & CEO

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Duom Luu
Production Manager

Phuong Chu
Accounts and Office Manager

Quynh Nguyen

Quynh Nguyen 
Communications & Community Manager

Board of Advisors

 Chu John

John Anner

CEO, Thrive Networks


Dr. Asad Aziz
Clinical Professor Management, Colorado State University


Katherine Gregory
Independent Supply Chain Consultant

Leon Hiemstra
President, Hiemstra Electronics., Inc, NL.

News and Posts

On Our Blog

  • From Johannesburg: Echoing Green’s All Fellows Conference

    After 24 hours and three flights, I arrived in the sunny yet a little chill Johannesburg, the business hub of South Africa. It’s time to meet the all other Echoing Green fellows and I just could not contain my excitement. Every year, Echoing Green brings all its current fellows of three different consecutive cohorts, fellows at […]
  • Postcard from Rome: Youth for Food Security Network

    Last week, our CEO sat as a panellist at the Incubator event in FAO’s Committee on World  Food Security, the CFS42. Trang was there to offer her insight, experience and advice to the young talents who presented their innovative projects at the event. We were proud that Fargreen participated in such an exciting event, as […]

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Join Us

Fargreen always welcomes passionate people who share our mission to join our team. Please check in here for our job postings or simply write to us at applyfargreen@gmail.com if you want to contribute to the development of Fargreen. Thank you!

Visit Us

Fargreen welcomes you to come and check out our farms and meet with our farmers to learn more about why we do what we do and how we do it. Please send your visit inquiries to us at fargreenvn@gmail.com and we’ll schedule a visit for you.
We’re looking forward to having you here.