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.
Capel Mushrooms was founded in 1962, and is now run by the founder’s two sons, Damian and Patrick Herne. In 1988 facing a number of problems as a small grower in a competitive market, they turned organic. Patrick took Ken Crowther on a tour of the sheds to explain about the process of growing organic mushrooms.