Updated: Mar 12, 2019
For the past many months Gourmet Mushrooms has donated boxes of beautiful Mycopia mushrooms to Lakeshore Food Club members. What a treat! Read on to learn more about Gourmet Mushrooms Inc.
The company was started by David Law in 1977 in Sebastopol, California. In 2014 the operation expanded to Scottville, and David Law partnered with local businessman Gary Mills. Why Scottville? Gourmet Mushrooms acquired an existing facility that had previously been a mushroom farm. After upgrading growing rooms and equipment, Gourmet Mushrooms began producing Michigan grown, organic, specialty mushrooms for the Midwest and east coast markets.
Seven varieties of mushrooms are grown in the Scottville farm. All the mushrooms are hand harvested, around 20,000 pounds a week. Primary customers are wholesalers and food service companies.
Pam Scharich and Stacy Lesausky, from the Sales and Logistics Department, are the Food Club’s contacts. They report Gourmet Mushroom’s donation is driven by the company’s desire to share the healthy benefits of mushrooms with the community - a perfect match with the Lakeshore Food Club’s values. The company employs 75-80 people at the Scottville location, and according to the ladies, "everyone is family here."