Mushrooms can be green too!

Premier Mushrooms, one of the top growers in the country, incorporates environmental practices

Once considered “food for the gods” by the Romans. Egyptian Pharaohs forbid commoners to eat mushrooms, saving these delicacies for themselves. By the late 1800’s, mushrooms were being cultivated in the United States, in Pennsylvania, as a side crop.

Today, Americans enjoy over 750 million pounds of mushrooms each year. Northern California is home to one of the countries top growers, Premier Mushrooms, a five-year old company based in Colusa, California, that produces close to 11 million pounds of white, crimini and portobello mushrooms annually.

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Environmentalism and Innovation at Sierra Nevada Competition

The Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge featured innovative companies and products that could change industries, the environment and peoples lives

California has long had a reputation for moving environmentalism forward while fostering innovation. This was more than apparent at the first annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge, held at the Sierra Nevada Brewery last week.

The range of products presented was a kaleidoscope of innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

To learn more about the remarkable new companies, products and innovations that participated in this exciting competition, go to http://bit.ly/LDVDEM.