Mushroom cultivation in the United States first began in Kennett Square (of course!) in 1896 when two local florists wanted to make more efficient use of their greenhouses by utilizing the area underneath the shelves used to grow ornamental plants. This set-up was less than idea, however, with improvements in technology over many years, and many generations later, the cultivation of mushrooms in the United States is greater than ever.
Care & Handling
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