With portabellas leading the way, sales of many specialty mushrooms have taken off across the country, according to retailers and other industry sources. The growth in mushroom sales generally is being tied to better availability and to the spread of interest and knowledge among consumers about the different varieties within the category and their uses in cooking. "Mushroom sales are increasing due to changing eating habits," said Vince Conti, produce buyer for Food Emporium, based in New ...

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