Packed fresh on the day, our mushrooms are sent directly to customers to ensure they are receiving the freshest mushrooms possible.
The right growing conditions are vital for producing the best mushrooms for our customers. The cultivation of mushrooms is the process of growing mushrooms in their natural conditions including the temperature and humidity. From compost preparation to packing our produce we ensure our mushrooms will reach you in the best condition possible.
Brown mushrooms are also known as Chestnut Mushrooms. They have a strong taste and look like a darker version of the Button mushroom. They have pink to dark brown gills.
Chestnut mushrooms are served raw or cooked. They are very versatile and can be included in salads, pasta dishes, sauces, quiches, casseroles, soups and omelettes.
Brown mushrooms have a firmer texture and stronger, nuttier flavour than white mushrooms.
Button mushrooms are classified as being fully closed mushrooms of any size. They have delicate flavour and can be eaten raw in salads, or cooked and added to pasta, stir-fry or stew.
A Button mushroom, if not picked, will develop into a Closed Cup mushroom and then grows to become an Open Cup mushroom with the brown gills visible underneath.
Closed cup mushrooms are the most popular type of mushroom available; they have creamy white caps with pink gills which darken to beige as they grow.
Closed cup mushrooms are served raw or cooked. Raw mushrooms can be included in salads. Cooked mushrooms can be included in a wide variety of dishes including omelettes, risottos, pasta sauces, quiches, soups and stews.
Cups are richer in colour and taste than Buttons and are wonderful grilled on their own, or added to sauces, pastas, soups, casseroles.
These mushrooms are white and rounded when young. As they mature, the cap of the mushroom becomes flat and acquires its distinguishing dark colour. They can be grilled, fried, baked, or sautéed.
Because of their size and format, they are often used as a replacement for hamburgers in vegetarian recipes.
A mature brown cup mushroom with gills showing underneath, are called Flat Chestnut or Portobello mushrooms. These mushrooms are easy to identify because of their large size, which is at least four inches (about 10 cm) in diameter, and their characteristic brown colour.
Portobello mushrooms have a characteristic meaty texture that gets better the longer the mushrooms are cooked, so grilling may be the best way to bring out the flavour.
The new mushroom basket, Primeair, has been designed to maximise the benefits of rapid cooling. To help facilitate quicker cooling, we wanted to develop a basket that would improve air flow through the packaging, one that would help cool air to circulate around the mushrooms to enable a fast but consistent reduction in temperature. Our revolutionary new mushroom basket is the result of such work. Commissioned and developed by Northway Mushrooms in partnership with Conway Services and Annaghmore Mushrooms, Primeair is now in the final stages of development and testing and are currently being introduced to customers by Annaghmore Mushrooms. Primeair is a hybrid between a traditional Dutch mushroom tray and an Irish plastic mushroom tray. Designed for loose mushrooms it has an open basket design and it delivers both improved product quality and environmental benefits.
By increasing air flow through the basket, Primeair allows the mushrooms to be cooled down much more quickly, which means top of the range loose mushrooms remain in perfect condition for longer. To help our growers remain at the forefront of the industry, environmental and cost considerations were important factors in the development of the basket. Primeair has been designed to use considerably less plastic than traditional dutch trays and it’s been carefully designed to minimise transport costs and storage space.
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