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.

Quick Facts:

  • 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.