Due to the corona virus a lot of mushroom growers are not able to sell their mushrooms to restaurants, caterers and catering industry anymore. Especially the exotic mushrooms are heavily impacted due to the current global crisis. Preventing them from going to waste a few companies in the Netherlands developed quite some creative ways to save these mushrooms.
"Verbruggen paddestoelen", a Dutch oyster mushroom grower is active in multiple initiatives to save their mushrooms. In the Netherlands a lot of regional projects are coming to life to support the local companies and farmers in this process. These initiatives are called #supportyourlocals.
This initiative is assembling boxes of fresh food directly from the farmers, which people can buy and enjoy at home. Normally these products are not sold in this way, but strange times demands different kinds of thinking. Oyster mushrooms are getting more known to consumers in this way as well, which is ofcourse a very good thing.
It is also possible to buy the oyster mushrooms directly at Verbruggen. Next to this there is an app called "Too Good to Go" where consumers can save food from going to waste.
Now the mushrooms of Verbruggen are being offered via this platform too ♥.