These funky, flavorful fungi continue to have a solid following. The likelihood of a specialty mushroom purchase inched up one percentage point from Fresh Trends 2012.
Mushrooms’ nutritional benefits held center stage at a recent academic conference.
Nominations are being sought by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Mushroom Council.
The San Jose, Calif.-based Mushroom Council is launching a multi-million-dollar marketing and healthful eating campaign with an anti-childhood obesity group.
Demand for fresh mushrooms continues to build, but as input costs continue to rise, grower-shippers often are hard pressed to turn a profit.
Today’s mushroom industry bears little resemblance to that of 30 years ago, or in some respects, to that of even a decade ago.