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.

The Story of Om Mushrooms

Meet our Om-Mazing Founders

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. 

“Om Mushrooms is all about amazing, functional, whole food, organic mushrooms with life changing health benefits.”

Jan Hall - CEO

Jan Hall


A seasoned hands-on leader, Jan Hall has more than 35 years of experience in the health & wellness industry. At Om Mushroom, Jan leads our business expansion, brand-building initiatives and spearheads our innovation.


Sandra Carter (M.A. MPH, PH.D)

Co-founder & Chief Science Officer

Sandra Carter is a health & wellness expert with a PhD in preventative medicine. She has over 35 years of experience in community health, corporate health, research and hospital administration.


Steve Farrar

Co-founder & Mycologist

Considered a pioneer in the cultivation of mycelial mushrooms, Steve Farrar has over 40 years of experience in specialty agriculture and organic food production systems. He has also been involved in mycology and mushroom production for over 30 years.