Mushrooms strong despite loss of foodservice in pandemic

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Despite the bottom dropping out of the restaurant industry as businesses closed in response to the spread of the coronavirus this spring, mushroom companies saw volume drop just 2% for the year that ended June 30. The U.S. Department reports that 816, 367 pounds of mushrooms were shipped for the year ending in June, and the value of sales rose 3%, to $1.15 more»

How the lowly mushroom is becoming a nutritional star

Published Saturday, July 25, 2020
Robert Beelman, Yahoo News Mushrooms are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavor-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni. In the past, food scientists like me often praised mushrooms as healthy because of what they don’t more»

Specialty Mushrooms: A growing niche market

Published Friday, July 24, 2020
By Alice Mannette, The Hutchinson News By day, Eric Myers works for the U.S. Air Force, but in the evening — when he is not deployed — he has another passion. Myers grows and sells specialty mushrooms across the United States. Myers’ passion for growing specialized mushrooms — oyster, shiitake, lion’s mane and reishi — more»

Why the U.S. mushroom business is migrating to Canada

Published Thursday, July 23, 2020
By Joe DiStephano, The Philadelphia Inquirer One of the largest U.S. mushroom growers, based in southern Chester County, plans a major expansion — in Canada, which has been growing more mushrooms and exporting to grocers in the U.S., where production has declined in recent years. Kennett Square-based South Mill Champs, a major supplier to both more»

Chester County coronavirus case numbers could delay move to ‘green’ reopening phase

Published Thursday, June 11, 2020
Chester is the only county in the Philadelphia region that has failed to meet two important benchmarks for continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions. Chester County’s latest 14-day count of new cases is up 20% from the previous 14-day period, according to state data. But the county’s own case counts — which overall are higher than more»

Grocery prices are soaring. Here's what's getting more expensive

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Okay, so if you're a loyal reader of CNN Business (and we hope you are!) you might have seen a headline Tuesday that said "Prices are falling at an alarming rate." Or a headline today that said producers' prices fell by a record amount. That probably feels ... off to you. And for a good reason: Every time you go to the grocery store, that number at the end more»

Mushroom Shortages Expected for up to 10 weeks

Published Monday, May 11, 2020
Retailers can expect shortages of mushrooms for the next six to 10 weeks, as mushroom production catches up to shifts in demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mushrooms grow in six- to 12-week cycles, according to the American Mushroom Institute, which includes a period to preparing compost and a period of two or three growth cycles, supporting a more»

Mushroom Shortages Expected as Industry Innovates During 'Dark Time'

Published Monday, May 11, 2020
U.S. retailers are experiencing mushroom shortages and climbing prices during COVID-19. Yet growers call the pandemic a “dark time” for their industry — and not just because they are growing fungi in dimly-lit mushroom houses. Growers producing for foodservices, especially those growing specialty and gourmet mushrooms, have seen profits more»
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