Fresh From the Farmer: Lorenzo Piccioni of Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm

Do you know where your fresh Canadian mushrooms come from?
In this Blog Feature we will get to know the family farmers who grow your mushrooms as they tell you the story of their farms, explain the growing process, address common myths, and share their favourite mushroom recipes.

Lorenzo Piccioni of Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm

1. What is your name & farm name?
Lorenzo, and my farm name is Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm.

2. Where are you located?
Our farm is located just outside of Hamilton, Ontario.

3. Tell us about your farms.
Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm was started in 1964 by my parents, and an aunt and uncle. Today, my sister and myself run the farm, and we have been doing so for about 20 years. Our farm grows white mushrooms.

4. What is your favourite mushroom recipe?
My favourite mushroom recipe is sautéed mushrooms. You can do anything with mushrooms sautéed in a little butter, garlic, salt and pepper – put it on steaks, chicken or have it as a side dish.

5. Any community “Good News” stories.
Last September we participated in the Pink Till Campaign, in support of breast cancer research. As an industry, Canada wide, we were able over $60,000 for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

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2 comments

  • Fungusfun March 23, 2011   Reply →

    Interesting, behind the scenes videos you guys are doing with this “Fresh From the Farmer” series. It would really nice to see some videos from the more rare mushroom growers … like the enoki and shiitake mushroom growers.

  • Jianping Xu September 10, 2014   Reply →

    Nice Videos Lorenzo! Could I bring my Environmental Microbiology class to visit your farm on one of the following dates: September 30, October 7, October 28 or November 4? We would come in at about 12:00noon. Thanks!

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