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Eric Vernooij joins ChampFood

April 29, 2009

From the 1st of June, 2009, Eric Vernooij will join ChampFood International, the well known supplier of mushroom supplement.   Vernooij has a long history in the mushroom industry. From 1997 to 2006, he was jointly responsible for the growth of the casing activities of BVB Euroveen. Since then he worked for the Northern Europe […]
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Michelle Obama scoops out Mushroom risotto

March 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 […]
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Mushroom Days: already 46 exhibitors

March 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). This means that the Mushroom Days can expect at least the same number of exhibitors (58) […]
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Mushroom Secrets by Banken Mushrooms

March 2, 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. Toonen: “We organised […]
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Mushroom Days 2009

February 20, 2009

From Wednesday June 10 to Friday June 12, 2009, the 31st edition of the traditional Dutch Mushroom Days will take place. Location is the Langstraathal of the Brabanthallen, Diezekade 2 in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The Mushroom Days will provide an international platform for information, inspiration, interaction and innovation for the mushroom industry. The organising […]
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Limax at Fruit Logistica 2009

February 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. “In 2007 the position of the Dutch sector appeared to […]
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All Ireland Mushroom Conference and Trade Show

January 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. For the first time in 6 years this conference is back on the agenda. It will be organised by Teagasc and Bord Bia form the Republic of Ireland and AFBINI […]
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To-Jo Mushrooms founder D’Amico dies

January 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. The D’Amico family started growing mushrooms in 1932 after purchasing a stone quarry that came with […]
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Short Course composting and mushroomgrowing Cpoint

January 8, 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. It is possible to register for one or two weeks, depending on the field of interest. The first week will be dedicated to composting, the second week to growing. More […]
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Quincy Mushroom farms in Florida (USA) to be closed

December 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 […]
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