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Mercer Mushrooms

Mercer Mushrooms

Based in the Waikato area, south of the Bombay hills, this family owned and operated mushroom growing business produces between 15 and 18 tons of white button mushrooms per week.

The facility was designed around the inherent problems associated with mushroom growing facilities - odours, noise and run off water. The idea was conceived of building the compost production area indoors and filtering the exhaust air through an ammonia scrubber and bio-filter. The run off water could therefore also be retained in a holding tank under the compost floor and recirculated back through the compost production.

Stage 1 of the construction was started in June 1997 and the first mushrooms were harvested in June 2000. The weekly production and the end of stage 1 was between 6 and 8 tons.

Stage 2 was started in August 2005 and completed in December 2006. The current facility has 14 growing rooms of 300m2 growing area in each room.

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Physical Address Postal Address
55 Morrison Road PO Box 64 129
PUKEKAWA Botany Downs
  MANUKAU
Phone: 64 9 233 4162  
Fax:64 9 535 6691  

 

 

Greendale Mushrooms

Greendale Mushrooms

Greendale Mushrooms is an established, mushroom farm set right of the heart of Canterbury. Located on the wide flat plains between the Southern Alps and the ocean, only half an hour from Christchurch city.

Owned and run by Tim Johnson, who bought the mushroom farm in 2015, Greendale produces approximately 2 tonnes of white button mushrooms per week.

The mushrooms are housed in a complex of insulated growing rooms with regulated environments, growing in beds of compost made from the by-products of other industries. Summed up by Tim "Our whole operation uses the waste products of wheat straw and chicken litter to make compost. After weeks of tightly controlled processes they develop compost which is perfect to grow fruitful crops of mushrooms. The mushrooms are grown in it, and at the end of the cycle the waste compost is sold to gardeners. Our business is a massive recycling operation."



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Physical Address Postal Address
169 Telegraph Rd  
RD 7  
CHRISTCHURCH  
Phone: 64 3 325 4955  
   

 

 

Parkvale Mushrooms

Parkvale Mushrooms Entrance

Parkvale Mushrooms Ltd is a family business owned and run by Clive Thompson.

Clive has been growing mushrooms for more than 40 years and has specialised in the "Gourmet Brown" mushroom for many years.

This "brown" mushroom has proven to have superior flavour and texture and grown at Parkvale is unsurpassed in the market.

Whilst most vegetables and fruit; including normal mushrooms deteriorate more quickly once they reach full maturity, the Parkvale strain of "brown" mushroom can be grown to full maturity - the renowned Parkvale "FLAT" - and still keeps as well or better than other mushrooms.Although Parkvale mushrooms are generally eaten for their flavour, it is good to know that they are rich in vitamins, protein and fibre and low in calories. They're healthy!

 

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Physical Address See www.parkvale.co.nz
Parkvale  
RD 2  
CARTERTON  
Phone: 64 6 379 8699  
Fax:64 6 379 7207  

 

Quality Mushrooms

Quality Mushrooms

Quality Mushrooms operate a mushroom farm located on Ranby Road, Ohaupo, producing approximately 6-7.5 tonnes of mushrooms per week. The company started in 1988 with four sheds, and has gone through stages of development.

Quality Mushrooms produce their own compost from a combination of chicken manure, straw and water. Leachwater from the compost is recycled through two underground water tanks prior to reuse on the compost.

Odour emissions from the composting activities are directed through a bio-filter medium. (Consisting of a natural mixture of waste compost and clean bark fibre that neutralises the emission by a biochemical reaction) which was initially constructed in 1991, and was replaced with an improved version in 1996. Quality Mushroom's usage of the bio-filter medium was the first in relation to mushroom farms in New Zealand. The final compost product is then utilised to grow the mushrooms in 8 separate sheds. All spent compost (approximately 60 m3 per week) is sold to local garden nurseries for mulching and general soil improvement purposes.

 

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Physical Address See www.qmushrooms.com
47 Ranby Road  
RD 3
 
OHAUPO  
Phone: 64 7 823 6449  
Fax:64 7 823 6449  

 

The Te Mata Mushroom Company

The Te Mata Mushroom Company

Situated on the outskirts of Havelock North in Hawkes' Bay, The Te Mata Mushroom Company is New Zealand's second largest mushroom farm. Established in 1967, the business was purchased in 2012 by local businessman Michael Whittaker. However, the farm is still managed by Martin Speeden - the son of one of the original founding families.

The farm currently produces 20-24 tonnes of mushrooms per week, a mix of white button, portabello and New Zealand's only Vitamin D mushrooms. Product is sold throughout the North Island and The Te Mata Mushroom Company also runs a very popular farm shop, participates in local farmers markets and provides tours through the facility.

 

Contact Details:

 

Physical Address Postal Address
174 Brookvale Road PO Box 8137
HAVELOCK NORTH
HAVELOCK NORTH
   
Phone: 64 6 877 7266  
Fax: 64 6 877 6980 See www.tematamushrooms.co.nz
Email: office@tematamushrooms.co.nz