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Pink Punnet Cheques Handover 2013

June 2013


Mushrooms raise in excess of R1 000 000 for reach for recovery to add some real muscle to the breast cancer fight

Mushrooms in South Africa first turned pink on supermarket shelves in October 2010 when SAMFA joined forces with Pick ‘n Pay and Yucca Packaging to help raise national awareness of breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer awareness month. In total over the past 36 months, mushrooms have raised over R1 000 000.00 for breast cancer support group Reach for Recovery. (R232 524.00 in 2010; R380 620.00 in 2011 and R570 668.00 in 2012)

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Selenium release

June 2012


Real men don't eat quiche...they eat mushrooms!

With Father’s Day on June 17, it’s a good time for some male indulgence but an even greater opportunity, amongst others, to evaluate the lifestyle and health risks of the men in our lives. And whilst research continues to show that heart attacks and prostate cancer are still two of the biggest male health risks, the good news is that there are amazing allies against heart attacks and prostate cancer. One of them, Fresh Mushrooms, are right there on your supermarket shelf, 365 days a year.

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March 2012


Health Update


Take a 100gms of mushrooms and call me in the morning...

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February 2012


It was wooden spoons at the ready, as 5 finalists don their aprons to show off their kitchen skills as they competed for the best young chef competition during the 2011 Rising stars.


The judges were treated to easy to make, tasty dishes that showcased more versatility and flavour of the fresh cultivated mushrooms. After tough battle and debates, Mahlatse Madimabe of Culinary Passions School of  Hospitality with her incredible dish Mushroom and Chicken Liver Tart was crowned the overall winner of the competition.  Mahlatse won herself a trophy and a whooping R4000.00 in cash; she proved her love for cooking and the passion that she has that drives her to work hard at what she does.

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At Maponya Mall SowetoSoweto celebrates mushrooms in October

October 2011


Soweto Mushroom Festival

The Soweto Mushroom Festival, a sure crowd gatherer, is once again set to celebrate the best of mushrooms throughout Soweto during the last weekend of October – from October 28 - 30.

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Sowetans' mushroom farm walkabout

October 2011


It was with much excitement that our group of Soweto Mushroom Lovers arrived at the mushroom farm in Knoppieslaagte just outside Sandton, Johannesburg.  They were in for an eye-opening experience because, although familiar with mushrooms through participating in the Soweto Mushroom Festival, they did not really know how mushrooms are grown and were keen to learn!

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