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 U.S. mushroom industry is on pace for huge growth this year, but it also faces production challenges.
To-Jo Mushrooms Inc., has expanded its production by enlarging its warehouse capacity.
Jeff Busch, president of Caruso Inc., has left the company and taken two leadership positions at Country Fresh Mushroom Co.
This year, Monterey, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms plans to award $204,000 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 Carl Victor Fields Scholarship Awards.
Cascades has introduced a new environmentally-friendly mushroom container.More Packer Stories for Mushrooms