South Mill Champs, Kennett Square, Pa., has added a third operation to its company with the acquisition of Loveday Mushroom Farms, Winnipeg, Manitoba, said Michael Richmond, vice president of sales.
The enhanced production and supply capabilities will expand the company’s ability to supply fresh, high-quality mushrooms to all major population areas in North America within 48 hours.
The company also has launched a number of new products.
Stuffed mushroom caps — large crimini mushrooms stuffed with flavored cheese — have had “explosive growth” following their launch in June, he said.
They come in spinach and artichoke, Mediterranean and pizza flavors.
Minute Mushrooms, part of the growing value-added line of products offered by South Mill Champs, come in three varieties — Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms, Garlic Herb marinated mushrooms and Steak Sizzlers portabella mushrooms and onions — and provide a 60-second solution to mushroom side dishes and add-ons at home, he said.
And 40-ounce mushroom packs were launched in June to help restaurants keep their products fresh when they no longer need a 10-pound box.
They are available in whole and sliced white and crimini mushrooms.
Despite challenges presented by COVID-19, South Mill Champs will have an additional 15 million pounds of mushrooms for its customers in 2021 to support their continued growth, Richmond said.