November 15, 2018

Visiting Phillips Mushroom Farms

I love mushrooms. Whenever I go hiking at Skylands, my home in Maine, or in the woodlands of my Bedford, New York farm, I always enjoy discovering and identifying the different wild mushrooms I see along the way.

A mushroom is the fleshy spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus. Not long ago, during one of my trips to QVC, I had some time to visit Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania - a multi-generation family owned business that has been cultivating mushrooms since 1927. The process of growing mushrooms is very interesting and very different from growing other crops. It was a great visit - if you're ever in the area, I encourage you to make a stop.

Here are some of my photos - enjoy.