Mushroom Science

Learn about mushrooms with the Gentleman Forager

Discover the Pinnacle of Mushroom Beverages.

Crafted at the crossroads of flavor and function, Headwater is
your passport to a refreshing world where nature meets taste.
Step into a realm where certified organic Lions Mane and Chaga mushrooms take center stage, delivering cognitive benefits and immunity support like never before. Rediscover refreshment that goes beyond taste — it’s about embracing vitality in every sip. 

Sourcing and Validating Research

Discover how Gentleman Forager’s commitment to informed innovation drives our product development. We relentlessly stay informed about the latest scientific research on functional mushrooms, ensuring that our offerings are at the cutting edge of wellness and taste.


Delve into the captivating science behind functional mushrooms. Learn about their remarkable benefits and how the latest research informs our choices, guaranteeing that our products deliver both taste and well-being.

Explore the most recent studies and discoveries in the realm of functional mushrooms. Our product selection is guided by the latest research, and we’re eager to share how these findings contribute to our commitment to your wellness.

Gentleman Forager leads the industry by being the foremost in staying informed about the latest research on functional mushrooms. Our dedication to informed excellence ensures that our products are of the highest quality, setting the standard for science-based, value-added food and beverage offerings.

Translating Science into Exceptional Products

For over 15 years, Gentleman Forager, led by Mike Kempenich, AKA The Gentleman Forager, has been a trailblazer in the world of wild mushroom identification, cultivation, and education. A past wild mushroom identification certification instructor at both the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin, Mike brings a wealth of expertise to our brand. In addition to his role as a seasoned instructor, he has transitioned his focus to pioneering functional mushroom food products.

As the founder of Forest to Fork, the nation’s first wild food grocer located in St. Paul, Minnesota, he left an indelible mark on America’s wild food landscape. Forest to Fork, celebrated for its innovative approach, featured a captivating 20-foot-tall glass chamber that nurtured the growth of mushrooms for all to witness, alongside offering a diverse array of wild food products. Today, Mike’s dedication to your well-being and exceptional culinary experiences continues through Gentleman Forager’s commitment to crafting outstanding functional mushroom food products.