We Grow Our Om

Our founders, Sandra Carter (M.A. MPH, Ph.D.), a health and wellness expert with a PhD in preventative medicine, and Steve Farrar, a mycologist with over 30 years experience growing mushrooms, both have a deep-rooted passion for mushrooms. Om grows 11 species of mushrooms in our Certified 100% Organic, cGMP Carlsbad, California facility.

Why Om?

The word Om in our brand stands for Organic Mushrooms, as our mushrooms are 100% Certified Organic. There is a deeper meaning to Om, and we acknowledge it has cultural and spiritual significance.

Om is much more than a chant or a symbol. It is a sacred concept, revered for its deep spiritual importance in multiple religions. Om is often recognized as a chant and when said aloud, the Om (Aum) sound vibrates, creating energy and connection.

By choosing Om as our brand name, our intent is for all our products to pay homage to what Om represents—connection, spirituality and the universal possibility for humankind.

We’re driven by a passionate desire to foster that spirit by connecting people with their full potential. It starts with personal well-being.

Most importantly, we are open to the conversation and are interested in your feedback and insights.

Om co-founder, mycologist Steve Farrar (second from right). At age 24, Steve spent 2 years in the Peace Corps in Nepal helping farmers grow vegetables at high altitudes.

From Carlsbad, California to Your Home

Om’s mushrooms are grown in an environmentally controlled, cGMP certified facility in Carlsbad, California. Through years of growing experience, the team has developed the expertise to manage the light, temperature, hydration and air flow for each of the 11 species of mushrooms. The ability to grow the mushrooms in a controlled growing environment helps to optimize the growing cycle and bioactive compounds.

Mushrooms are bio-accumulators, which means they will absorb whatever is in their environment. Om’s pristine growing facility ensures that no toxins, pesticides or heavy metals will compromise the final product. Often, you’ll find traces of these things in mushrooms grown overseas.