Mushroom markets see strong demand after holidays

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The run-ups to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are peak sales periods for mushrooms, but there’s a post-holiday run on the product, as well, marketers say. “Demand for mushrooms has continued to climb, year over year,” said Kevin Delaney, vice president of sales and marketing at Avondale, Pa.-based grower-shipper To-Jo Mushrooms. more»

Making space for ‘shrooms — Mushrooms demand more room at retail

Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Retailers have been giving more room to mushrooms in recent years as the plant-based trend drives interest in the produce department’s favorite fungus. “Real estate within the produce department comes at a premium, but mushrooms command no less than 20 linear feet in most of our stores, sometimes even more,” said Michael Schutt, produce more»

USDA report shows more than half of foods tested have pesticide residues

Published Tuesday, December 17, 2019
While more than half of the foods tested had pesticide residues, less than 1 percent of the commodities covered by the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program had levels above legal limits. The annual report from the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture covers testing for 2018 and was released this month. The numbers vary little more»

'Magic mushroom' ingredient could be used to treat depression, study says

Published Friday, December 13, 2019
"Magic mushrooms" may have moved one step closer to becoming a treatment for depression. The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms is called psilocybin -- and a new British study suggests it could safely be used to treat depression when other drugs have failed, offering hope to millions of patients worldwide. The study, conducted by King's College more»

Published Thursday, December 12, 2019
Can you even believe that we're two decades into the 2000s? The past 20 years have been fun for food — kale smoothies, crazy milkshakes, avocado-everything. But you won't be buzzing about any of that in the next 20 years. Here's what will hit your grocery stores, kitchen tables and favorite restaurants in 2020, according to our survey data, industry more»

Why People Are Adding Mushrooms to Everything From Coffee to Smoothies

Published Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Everything you need to know about the many health benefits of mushrooms. Mushrooms not only taste delicious, but they’re also a nutritional powerhouse. While most people consume mushrooms in grilled, sautéed, or roasted form, a growing number of brands have come out with mushroom-based coffee, hot chocolate, and even matcha, as well as more»

National Mushroom Day

Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019

U.S. mushroom production was featured in the coveted USA Today Snapshot space on the paper's front page. 


Psilocybin Sessions: Psychedelics Could Help People with Addiction and Anxiety

Published Sunday, October 13, 2019

Study participants at some of the country's leading medical research centers are going through intense therapy and six-hour psychedelic journeys deep into their minds to do things like quit smoking and worry less

Back to top