• Mar 11, 2009

    Hundreds of down and outs at Miriam’s kitchen in Washington DC saw their luck change briefly on Thursday when they spotted First Lady Michelle Obama dishing out mushroom risotto during a surprise visit. For about 15 minutes, Obama scooped steaming hot mushroom food onto plates for 50 men and women inside Miriam's Kitchen, a privately funded organisation in a Presbyterian church, which has helped the homeless for 26 years.

    Mar 10, 2009

    The organisation of the Dutch Mushroom Days 2009 confirms the participation of 46 mushroom industry suppliers and organisations at the fair coming June. More then 10 Dutch and international companies are still considering participation at this moment (March 10).

    Mar 02, 2009

    At the recently held Fruit Logistica 2009 in Berlin Banken Mushrooms from Elst, The Netherlands, presented an innovation in the market of fresh mushrooms: Mushroom secrets. According to Bas Toonen, responsible for marketing and product development at Banken, the idea is to bring exotic mushrooms more within reach of a large public.

    Feb 20, 2009

    From Wednesday June 10 to Friday June 12, 2009, the 31st edition of the traditional Dutch Mushroom Days will take place.

    Feb 20, 2009

    2009 won't be an easy year.” Tom van Walsem, one of the owner/directors of Limax, sums up his expectations of the current mushroom year in just a few words. At Fruit Logistica in Berlin he aired his views on the international mushroom and compost market.

    Jan 30, 2009

    On the 21st of May 2009 the heart of the Irish mushroom industry, Monaghan, will be the host of the 2009 All Ireland mushroom conference.

    Jan 30, 2009

    Joe D’Amico Sr., founder of To-Jo Mushrooms, based in Avondale, Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the fresh mushroom category, died after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 52. D’Amico, president and owner of the company, died January 17.

    Jan 08, 2009

    From the 30st of March until the 10th of April 2009 Cpoint from Horst, the Netherlands, organise their annual Short Course on growing and composting.

    Dec 18, 2008

    One of the biggest and best known mushroom farms in the USA is about to shut its doors.
    When told Quincy Farms will be closing  by the end of the year Laura Phelps, president of the American Mushroom Institute, was quite surprised. The departure leaves a regional office of Monterey Mushrooms as the only producer of mushrooms in the state. "If Quincy is closing, that’s the second significantly sized farm in the U.S. that has closed in the past few years," Phelps said, referring to a Connecticut plant that closed in 2006. "There are only about 75 commercial farms in the country, and there (were) only two in Florida."

    Nov 26, 2008

    Irish mushroom growers may be forced ‘to opt out of the industry for a time’ if the value of sterling against the euro continues to fall.


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