This past October, Canadian mushroom growers joined forces with the Breast Cancer Society of Canada to support research for the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. For every kilogram of fresh mushrooms sold in the PINK packages from September 19 to November 11, Canadian Mushroom Farmers made a contribution to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
Again, Canadian mushroom farmers far exceeded their fundraising goal of $25,000, raising a grand total of $59,123.31.
"We are proud to make this donation," says Frank Moscone, President of Mushrooms Canada. "This is an important cause, and Canadian Mushroom Farmers showed their commitment once again.”
We "Liked" your help!
Try these delicious mushroom recipes:
- Polpette di Fungi by Eat. Live. Travel. Write.
- Portobello Swiss Burgers by Foodess
- Brown and Wild Rice Mushroom Risotto by Gratinée
For more information on the link between Mushrooms & Breast Cancer visit www.MushroomsGoPINK.ca.
"Canadian mushroom growers and their employees are justifiably proud of their donation of $59,123.31. to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. The farm-gate price they received from retailers for PINK mushrooms in October was the same as they get for non-PINK mushrooms year-round. There were no premiums because the mushrooms were PINK. And consumers paid the same price for PINK as they did for non-PINK. Mushroom growers made these donations out of their own pockets and the Beast Cancer Society was overwhelmed by their generosity."
Participating Mushroom Farms:
All Seasons Mushrooms Inc., Langley & Abbotsford, BC & Airdrie, AB
Avina Fresh Mushrooms Inc., Abbotsford, BC
Carleton Mushroom Farms, Osgoode, ON
Champ's Mushroom Inc., Abbotsford, BC
Champag Inc., Vercheres, QC
Continental Mushroom, Metcalfe, ON
Highline Produce, Leamington, Kingsville & Wellington, ON
Loveday Mushroom Farms, Winnipeg, MB
Monaghan Mushrooms, Campbellville, ON
Peeters Farm Products, Charing Cross, ON
Piccioni Bros Mushrooms, Dundas, ON
Prairie Mushrooms 2010 Ltd., Ardrossan, AB
Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc., Woodbridge & Aylmer, ON
Rol-Land Farms Mushrooms Inc., Blenheim, ON & Summerside, PEI
Windmill Farms, Ashburn, ON