American Mushroom Institute
1284 Gap Newport Pike, Suite 2
Avondale, PA 19311
American Mushroom is the voluntary trade association for mushroom growers, processors, marketers and suppliers to the industry and brings together members of the industry with regulatory, legislative, and other related agencies to stay informed on issues affecting the industry, provides members with the latest best practices and resources on business trends, training, education, and more, and offers a community in which to connect with peers and enhance their businesses.
Commercial mushroom farms are positioned across the country, in nearly 40 states. U.S. mushroom farms have an economic impact of $3.3 billion. In Pennsylvania specifically, mushrooms are the number one cash crop. Nearly 60% of all mushrooms harvested in the U.S. are grown in southeastern PA; and in 2022, accounted for more than 321 million pounds. Mushroom farms are an economic engine for the state, with a total economic impact of more than 1.3 billion annually, supporting more than 9,300 jobs with $313 million in employee compensation each year.