Nathan Long is the proprietor of Southern Mushrooms in Mansfield, Missouri. Nathan’s originally started growing mushrooms so that his cousin could have a business, then he became fascinated with the science of mushrooms. He finds feeding people foods that are good for them very gratifying. The research on the health benefits of mushrooms is extensive. These are superfoods that provide a source for important trace minerals like selenium and potassium. They help with immune function, brain health, and weight loss when used to substitute for fatty meats. Nathan currently grows five varieties: Shiitake, Blue Oyster, King Oyster, Lion’s Mane and Pioppini.