We’ve been cultivating mushrooms since 1927
In the late 1920s, William W. Phillips pioneered mushroom farming in Kennett Square, PA, “The Mushroom Capital of the World”. The Phillips Family, now in its third generation, has been growing top-quality mushrooms ever since.
In 1927, William Phillips started with a small mushroom growing business in Kennett Square, PA. His early experiments in using ice for temperature control during summer months were a significant breakthrough for the mushroom industry, allowing mushrooms to be grown year round
The tradition of Phillips family innovators continued. In 1961, William’s sons, Donald and Marshall, formed a partnership and expanded the family growing operation into the packaging, marketing and transportation of white button mushrooms throughout the New England area. This operation expanded over the years until it was marketing 12 million pounds of white button mushrooms per year.
In 1980, Don and Marshall felt a need to diversify their business and began experimenting with shiitake mushrooms that were grown indoors on supplemental sawdust logs. Their dedication to this project enabled them to become the first successful indoor shiitake growers in the U.S. Additional mushroom varieties, innovative packaging and nationwide promotional campaigns expanded the specialty mushrooms division dramatically over the next 13 years. In 1993, Phillips Mushroom Farms divested the white mushroom business in order to concentrate all of its resources on specialty mushrooms.
State of the art technology, commitment to marketing and a personal approach to their business have made Phillips Mushrooms Farms the largest marketer of specialty mushrooms in the U.S.; distributing over 35 million pounds of specialty mushrooms annually.
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