Otway Forest shiitake mushrooms

Paul and Wendy Troughton showing their Otway Forest shiitake mushroomsForrest Foods is owned and run by Paul and Wendy Troughton with the help of their three children Claire, Max and Kaye. The couple also run a successful dairy operation on their farm in Gerangamete in Victoria’s stunning Otway region.

The Troughtons are passionate about sustainable farming and regenerative agriculture and horticulture. They participate in an on farm composting program and are members of both the Gerangamete Landcare Group and the Otway Agroforestry Network.

Paul and Wendy are proud members of their local community and the township of Forrest, from which their business derives its name. Forrest has evolved from a saw milling town on the edge of the historic Otway rainforest, to a vibrant tourist hub with myriad bushwalking and cycling trails, restaurants, shops and a local brewery all attracting visitors to this scenic region.

This healthy, clean and green environment is perfect for growing the best products nature has to offer.