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From tiny button mushrooms to king oysters the size of your plate, Charlotte Smith visits a farm in Wiltshire to talk all things fungi.

Mushrooms are one of the most valuable crops a farmer can produce. But they're also one of the most complicated. They're grown inside in strictly controlled environmental conditions on a variety of substrates. In the UK, we grow 45% of the mushrooms we eat. The rest are imported, mainly from Ireland and Poland.

In this programme, Charlotte Smith explores various methods of mushroom production, and visits a farm small enough in a large farmhouse kitchen!

Presented by Charlotte Smith
Produced by Heather Simons

25 minutes


  • Sat 9 Nov 2019 06:30