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March 8-12, 2017

Trade Show
March 9-11, 2017 | Anaheim Hilton & Marriott
March 10-12, 2017 | Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA, USA

Produced By:

Te'Lario Watkins II

Founder & Owner
Tiger Mushroom Farms, LLC


Te'Lario Watkins II is a 9 year old mushroom farmer. His idea of a mushroom farm began after a Cub Scout project ended when he was 7 years old. The project entailed growing catgrass and basil and taking care of them daily. When the project was over and winter was approaching, Te'Lario wanted to grow something else. He thought about mushrooms and discussed the idea with his parents. After purchasing a mushroom kit from "Back to the Roots" and watching it grow, Te'Lario loved it. His parents purchased different varieties of mushrooms and they all enjoyed growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms the most. Soon they harvested too many mushrooms to eat, so they began selling them at the local Farmers Markets and a couple of grocery stores and restaurants. Te'Lario began to share his mushroom farm with local TV station morning shows and magazines like Edible Columbus & Columbus Parent. Te'Lario even had a chance to appear on the Steve Harvey Show and discuss his business venture with Mr. Harvey.


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