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.
Demand for mushrooms is increasing, and supplies aren’t always adequate to meet that heightened demand.
Prepare to hear more about mushroom blendability.
At a time when mushroom demand was climbing, Rakhra Mushroom Farm Corp., closed its doors in March 2013, taking 250,000 pounds a week out of production. Now, the Alamosa, Colo., farm is back in business as Colorado Mushroom Farm.
Seventy mushroom grower-shippers recently spent an entire day learning information they hope they’ll never need.
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