An Old Furniture Factory with a New Purpose
The building in which Sparta Mushrooms are raised was built in the early 1890's to serve as a cotton warehouse. Cotton was a major cash crop in Hancock County and when the railroad came through Sparta, it was important to have storage for all that cotton close to the new rail line. After the boll weevil put an end to the productive days of cotton in the area, the facility was converted into a furniture factory. The Sparta Furniture Factory remained in existence until the late 1990's.
In 2012 the Currey's bought the old building, repaired and began the lengthy process of restoration.. Greenhouse structures were erected within for the purpose of cultivating specialty mushrooms. These heated and cooled greenhouses may be moved elsewhere if the mushroom operation needs to move elsewhere and do not effect the integrity of the old building.