Our Story

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Purpose

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.

Background

Fargreen was founded by a Vietnamese native Trang Tran (Fargreen’s current CEO) 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.

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Awards

Our Products

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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.

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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

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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

Asad

Dr. Asad Aziz
Clinical Professor Management, Colorado State University

Katherine

Katherine Gregory
Independent Supply Chain Consultant

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

News and Posts

On Our Blog

  • Pork Stuffed Button Mushroom Recipe

    We recommend using Fargreen button mushrooms for this recipe. We grow our mushrooms using rice straw as the only organic substrate, and water mushrooms with 100% drinking water. Button mushrooms contain high amounts of copper, which is needed to produce blood cells and maintain heart health. In addition to the heart health benefits, regular consumption of […]
  • Duom Luu – The Fargreener of the year 2015

    (Tiếng Việt bên dưới) Duom Luu started her journey with Fargreen at the beginning of 2015. In just twelve months, Duom has done an amazing job to shape the production flow in Fargreen farms. Additionally, she has built a strong production team, which is sprinting towards the commercial launch of Fargreen mushrooms this coming spring. […]

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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.