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February 23, 2022


3:00pm - 4:30pm


Harvest New York

Yolanda Gonzalez

Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry: Mushroom Production Certification

February 23, 2022

Regulations, Certification, and the Specialty Mushroom Industry
Certification of Mushroom Production Practices: Webinar #2

Join the Cornell Small Farms Program and CCE Harvest NY in an opportunity to learn how to navigate the various regulations and certifications in a specialty mushroom enterprise. The type, location, scale, and markets of a given farm all affect the programs that farmers are required or can choose to join.

Specialty mushrooms are defined by USDA as any species not belonging to the genus Agaricus (button, crimini, portabella). Examples of programs we will discuss in this two-part series include FSMA Produce Rule, GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices), New York Grown and Certified, Certified Naturally Grown, and Organic Certification. 

Several options exist for verification programs that growers can utilize to certify their production practices and increase their market potential. This webinar covers the practices and procedures for becoming Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, and New York Grown and Certified. Hear from the people who offer these options and from mushroom growers who utilize them, and get your questions answered.

Alice Varon, Certified Naturally Grown
Jessica Terry, NOFA - NY
Participating Farms TBA

This content will expand on resources already available in our Harvest to Market guide at Both webinars will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

Registration is free for anyone interested in learning about these topics. 

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