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.
Highline Mushrooms joined the Leamington, Ontario, Filipino community to raise funds for relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan.
Over the course of two weeks, employees raised $9,184 toward the fund, which was matched by Highline Mushrooms, for a total donation of $18,368 to the Canadian Red Cross.
To-Jo Mushrooms is building its sales and marketing department with new staff members.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named three producers to the San Jose, Calif.-based Mushroom Council.
Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. has added a traditional Japanese shiitake mushroom variety to its product roster.
Research at Penn State University attempts to minimize how federal produce safety standards might affect the mushroom industry’s growing practices.More Packer Stories for Mushrooms