The North American Truffle Growers Association promotes awareness, growth, and development of the truffle industry in North America. Our path to accomplish this mission will include researching best practices in all aspects of the industry, setting standards for premium truffles, sharing information between growers, as well as educating the public.
A truffle is the spore-bearing fruit of a fungus. The actual fungal organism is a perennial network of underground mycelium (fungal filaments dispersed in the soil). Unlike mushrooms, truffles develop entirely underground. Whereas mushrooms typically disperse their spores in the wind, truffles need the help of animals to spread their spores. Most truffles are consumed by forest animals...