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
Network Development &

Innovative Idea Manager

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Phuong Chu
Administrative & Office Fun Manager

Quynh Nguyen

Quynh Nguyen 
Communications & Community Manager

Board of Advisors

 Chu John

John Anner

CEO, Thrive Networks (former: East Meets West Foundation)


Dr. Asad Aziz
Clinical Professor Management, Colorado State University


Katherine Gregory
Independent Supply Chain Consultant

News and Posts

On Our Blog

  • Stay True with your Bold Ideas and Take the Opportunity

    I started my first day at Fargreen in early September, as excited as I could ever be on a sunny autumn morning. Growing up in the countryside, I always want to do something for the rural development in Vietnam and I reckon working at Fargeen would be a fairly good chance to make my dream […]
  • How to Start a Startup: On Funding (and an info session with the funding source Echoing Green)

    In most cases, you will need some funding to start a business. Many entrepreneurs use their savings or take a small loan from their friends and family to get started. However, more money is often needed when you want to scale up, hire more people and enter a bigger market. What can you do to […]

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One more reason to pick Oyster Mushrooms for your meal today :)
Thêm một lý do nữa để chọn nấm sò cho bữa tối hôm nay của gia đình rồi :)

Nấm sò giúp giảm cholesterol, giải độc trong cơ thể và có tác dụng chống vi khuẩn gây bênh, nhờ chứa ít calo, giàu kẽm, sắt, kali, canxi, phốt pho, vitamin và axit folic. Oyster mushrooms help reduce cholesterol and contain anti-oxidant properties as well as have anti-bacterial effects. They are low in calories, high in zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins and folic acid. Source: SpicieFoodie Image courtesy of phasinphoto at buff.ly/1iEqiFs

Fargreen mới có thêm một trang chuyên về Nấm và các sản phẩm từ Nấm! Mọi người vào xem ủng hộ nha :)

We just launched a new Page with a higher focus on mushrooms and mushroom products. Come visit and like us :)

Bạn có biết nấm rơm có thể giúp tăng cường hệ miễn dịch, giải độc cho cơ thể, làm chậm quá trình hấp thụ tinh bột (cho người bị tiểu đường), và phá huỷ các tế bào ung thư. Straw mushrooms help to improve immunity, to detoxicate the body, to slow down the body's absorption of carbohydrates, and to destroy human cancer cells. Nguồn/Source: buff.ly/1KJpdTh

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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.