Mushroom Farm Videos
In this 360° tour and other videos, you’ll tour a working Canadian mushroom farm and meet the farm family. You’ll learn about the science that has to happen in order to grow mushrooms commercially.
The process of growing Canadian mushrooms to eat is very much part science, part art. In this video, you’ll learn all there is to know about mushrooms, specifically agaricus mushrooms —where and how they grow, how they’re harvested, innovation in the Canadian mushroom industry, and much more.
Life of a Mushroom Farm Family
Not many people can say they’ve grown up on a Canadian mushroom farm! In this video, you’ll meet Murray, Chantal, Evan and Aidan, a family who grows commercial mushrooms in Ontario, Canada. You’ll learn about what it’s like to raise a family on a mushroom farm and about some really cool things happening in the mushroom industry.
Mushroom Farming Innovation & Technology
Our world is changing quickly, and the mushroom industry is no exception. In this video, you’ll learn about the innovation and incredible technology in the mushroom industry—including robotic mushroom harvesting.
The Science of Growing Mushrooms
It’s been said that growing mushrooms is part science, part art. In this video, you’ll learn about the distinct and careful science that has to happen in order to grow mushrooms commercially.
Why Eat Mushrooms?
Mushrooms don’t just look cool. They’re packed full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fiber and more! In this video, you’ll learn about the benefits of making sure mushrooms are always part of your healthy diet.
- Mushrooms are grown 24/7/365 in Canada.
- Mushrooms are grown not in manure but in a naturally pasteurized material called substrate.
- A mushroom is a fungus that you can eat, although not all mushrooms are edible.
- One portabella mushroom has as much potassium as one banana.
- Mushrooms grow very quickly. They double in size every 24 hours!
- 7 popular mushroom varieties grown in Canada: white “button,” crimini “brown,” portabella, shiitake, oyster, enoki and king oyster.
- Mushrooms are harvested by hand.
- The root system of mushrooms is called mycelium.
- There are over 100 mushroom farms in Canada. 52% of production is in Ontario, 39% in British Columbia and 8% in the remaining provinces and territories.
- Nearly 300 million pounds of mushrooms are grown in Canada each year.