Oral history interviews on cultivated mushroom industry

About this collection

    Over half the mushrooms in the United States are grown in and around the town of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, which proudly calls itself the mushroom capital of the world. This oral history collection brings together interviews with individuals whose experiences capture the many different kinds of work and knowledge involved in mushroom cultivation, harvesting, packing, distribution, and marketing, and how those processes have changed over time.
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    Image: A box of assorted mushrooms held by Kristine Ellor of Phillips Mushrooms.

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