Mushrooms were on the move this year, as nearly half of all Americans put the spongy vegetable into their cart. The fungi climbed from the No. 15 vegetable last year to the No. 12 veggie in Fresh Trends 2013, and the likelihood of a mushroom purchase inched up one percentage point from last year.
The Mushroom Council is promoting studies that promote the blendability of the vegetable.
To-Jo Mushrooms recently donated to the Pennsylvania Foundation for Catholic Education.
The American Mushroom Institute has named its first-ever executive director.
On Nov. 10, Mike O’Brien joins Monterey Mushrooms Inc. as vice president of sales and marketing.
The San Jose-based Mushroom Council has promoted Kathleen Preis to marketing manager.More Packer Stories for Mushrooms