About Us

Smithereens Mushrooms: a Passion for Food and Medicine

Marie-Eve Arseneault and Alexis Galus, well known for their culinary expertise, are passionate about mushrooms. Marie-Eve is a trained sommelier, and Alexis is a French Chef with over 25 years of experience in gastronomy.

They’ve grown their own mushrooms for culinary and medicinal purposes for years, and now they’re bringing their knowledge and passion to the world, offering dried mushroom and spice packages, mushroom jerky, and extracts of Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Chaga, and Cordyceps Militaris mushrooms.

Their mushrooms are grown in a sterile environment on an organic substrate that is recycled into compost.

Kitchen and fruiting room
Mixer Bagger

How it all started

When Marie-Eve’s father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, they began to look for ways to protect her from the disease. Their research led them to Lion’s Mane mushrooms.

These gourmet mushrooms are a beautiful, shaggy-looking white fungus that grows on hardwoods throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. They have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and are said to improve cognitive function and speed up recovery from nerve damage.

Alexis and Marie started growing Lion’s Mane and producing a tincture for Marie’s personal use.

They began to grow other mushrooms valued for their healthful properties, and it seemed a natural step to share what they’ve learned, and Smithereens Mushroom was created.

They cultivate Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps Militaris, Reishi, Chestnut and Oyster mushrooms to offer both delicious, healthy food and healing medicine. Their products include Lion’s Mane or Oyster Risotto, Mushroom Salts with benefits, Mushroom Jerky, and Mushroom tinctures.