In the late 1800s, a florist named William Swayne began successfully growing mushrooms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Today, Southeastern Pennsylvania has the largest concentration of mushroom farms and more than 60% of all mushrooms produced in the United States are grown in Pennsylvania.
Join Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State Extension Educator, to learn more about the history of mushroom farms in Pennsylvania, the economic impact, current production data, crop production cycle, sustainability and nutrition facts.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.