Getting our mushrooms to you

Production:
Tropical Mushrooms produce over five hundred tonnes of mushrooms per year.  

Once a mushroom pin-head is the size of a bean, it grows fast enough to double its size (diameter) in twenty-four hours.

Tropical Mushrooms produce fresh “natural” mushrooms whose quality is acknowledged as being some of the best in the highveld region. We have better presentation of product, longer shelf life and diverse packaged units.

Marketing and Distribution:
We currently supply and distribute in Gauteng and North West provinces.  If better is possible, good is not enough.

Contamination:
Heavy infections can wipe out production completely.

Employment:

Since establishment in 2000, we have created over 100 non-seasonal permanent jobs; of which 47% are women.

Training:
We thank:  ABSA Corporate and Public Affairs; Africa Project Development Facility (APDF) a division of IFC,  Netherlands Management Cooperation Programme (NMCP); Government SETA and USAID for their support. Every individual has gone through some form of training.

Social Responsibilities:
We contribute cash or mushroom donations to under privileged and destitute through:

  • Salvation Army; Magaliesburg,
  • Apostolic Faith Mission (Light House); Mohlakeng, Randfontein;
  • Boys Town Mission; Magaliesburg; 
  • Botshabelo Community Development Trust, Magaliesburg;  which takes care of abused children and women
  • Sparrow Rainbow Village Aids Hospice, Roodepoort.

  

Sector Development
The mushroom business is a specialised sector and has high barriers to entry in capital and technical know-how. The major players in the industry do not share technical knowledge and in some cases do not allow site visits. We exceptionally do so, and we are currently helping Kotulo Mushrooms with technical expertise in the design and monitoring construction in Luka, Phokeng, North West Province. We will work with them for a period after commissioning. We have given initial guidance and advice to persons who called or emailed from basically all nine provinces on how to go about starting a mushroom farm.