In the growing shed of Capel Organic mushrooms the ‘unloved’ mushrooms, those that are misshapen, bruised or damaged are sold onto customers in the catering industry. Patrick Herne explained to Ken Crowther about the different types of mushrooms and where they sold too.
An important bi-product of mushroom product is the remaining compost. After the mushrooms have been harvested the compost is steam sterilised and sold on to members of the public, landscapers and organic farms. Patric Hearn from Capel Mushrooms explained the process to Ken Crowther.