mushroom farming

Asked April 20, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT

I am interested in starting a small mushroom farm. Are there any special license requirements or regulations for farming and marketing mushrooms in Pennsylvania? I would also like to know what restrictions there are on collecting and selling wild mushrooms.

Washington County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Hello, for regulatory questions I always defer to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. You can call the Bureau of Food Safety and ask them your specific questions by calling 717-787-4315.
For technical questions on mushroom growing, you can call Dr. John Pecchia at (814) 863-4969 or email at jap281@psu.edu . Or visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/vegetable-fruit/mushrooms