2. Growing Questions

Are your mushrooms grown using pesticides?

We produce both organic and conventional mushrooms.

In order to control pests and diseases, certified organic farmers may use fertilizers and pesticides, but they are mostly derived from natural sources and must be approved by the USDA Organic Program. Our organic mushrooms are produced using methods that preserve the environment and avoid synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.

You can learn more here: http://www.montereymushrooms.com/our-mushrooms/organic-mushrooms/ 

For our conventionally grown mushrooms, we will use pesticides after other cultural and production practices have failed to control a potential disease or pest infestation. To protect our consumers and our employees, pesticides are applied in accordance with stringent EPA standards as well as established mushroom industry practices. All of our employees and their families eat and enjoy Monterey Mushroom products, so food safety is an obvious priority.