With more sales coming from local sources the impressive sales numbers are great news for people interested in growing mushrooms as a business.

Record High All Mushroom Value of Sales at $1.23 Billion Volume of sales of the 2017-2018 United States mushroom crop totaled 917 million pounds, down 2 percent from last season’s revised number.

Value of sales for the 2017-2018 United States mushroom crop was $1.23 billion, up 1 percent from the previous season. The number of growers, at 307, was down 10 from last season. The average reported price was $1.34 per pound, up 3 cents from the previous year’s price.

Now the special breeds or varieties of mushrooms grown locally and provided for direct sales to the consumer or to restaurants are going for $10 a pound for several varieties. Those numbers make mushroom growing as a business something almost anyone can afford, and profit from.

National Numbers were sourced from : The USDA