Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square Caps Off Nearly a Century of Mushroom Excellence

Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square
Image via Phillips Mushroom Farms.
Local mushroom farmers face a the perfect storm of seasonal demand, nationwide shipping delays, and a scarcity of labor.

For four generations, Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square has been the epitome of excellence in the consistently growing mushroom industry, writes Keith Loria for The Produce News.

The family started growing mushrooms in 1927. Today, it uses the same plot of land, from which it currently ships fresh mushrooms throughout the country. Today, the family business harvests its more than one million square feet of growing space annually. It is also the nation’s largest grower of specialty mushrooms.

For decades, the farm has been providing high quality and consistency to its customers. It has become a leader in overall mushroom production.

Lately, the business has increased its organic mushroom production as the demand continues to grow.

“Organic mushrooms continue to increase in percentage of total sales each year,” said Sean Steller, director of business development at Phillips Mushroom Farms.

The growers also see many opportunities for mushrooms at this time and for the future.

“Innovative new products such as mushroom jerky and mushroom chips are just starting to gain traction in the market,” said Steller.

The company is currently in the process of finalizing a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Pennsylvania.

Read more about Phillips Mushroom Farms in The Produce News.

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