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Mushroom Types

White Mushroom Also know as button mushrooms, their scientific name is Agricus bisporus. These mushrooms vary in color from white to light brown. They can range in size from small (usually used for marinating) to large (used mostly for stuffing). Use raw for salads and vegetable trays. Marinated, stuffed or sautéed, they are the perfect […]

Industry Growth

Southeastern Pennsylvania was (and still is today) the largest center of mushroom production in the country. In 1924, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture boasted that 85% of U.S. mushrooms were grown in Pennsylvania. In 1930, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that there were 516 growers in the U.S. and that 350 were in Chester County, […]

Selection & Handling

When selecting a mushroom supplier, look for a company that keeps the focus right where it belongs — on quality. From day one in 1925, Emedio Basciani made a commitment to giving our customers a supierior-quality mushroom. Today, 75 years later, four generations of Bascianis honor that commitment using the latest growing and packing technologies […]