Educational and industry resources for organic
certification and mushroom growing.
Below is a list of organizations that highlight the importance of why we do what we do, and how we do it. From regulations and organic certification standards to industry research and promotional programs, Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms only partners with organizations with values and goals that mirror our own. All the resources listed provide valuable educational information for industry individuals and curious consumers alike. Happy researching!
A national voluntary trade association representing the growers, processors, and marketers of cultivated mushrooms in the United States and industry suppliers worldwide. Visit their website to find articles, research, reports, and more industry-related information.
The Mushroom Council
The Mushroom Council funds research and promotion programs to both maintain and expand the existing mushroom industry. Research and promotion programs help develop markets for individual agricultural commodities in the United States and abroad. Learn more about the Mushroom Council’s current initiatives on their website.
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO)
Pennsylvania Certified Organic is a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors, and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock, and livestock products in the contiguous United States. PCO certifies operations (like Mother Earth Mushrooms) in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute
The SQF (Safe Quality Food) Institute, a division of FMI, The Food Industry Association, was established to administer the SQF Program, a leading, global food safety and quality certification and management system. SQF is dedicated to not only writing a rigorous standard, but also developing comprehensive training, cohesive guidance materials, and free educational resources. Discover all of SQF’s programs as well as additional industry-related information on their website.