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Mushrooms Tour De Pink 2010 Cash Cheque2Mushrooms Tour De Pink raises R 232 524.00 for Reach For Recovery

April 2011


Mushrooms turned pink as the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), Pick ‘n Pay and Yucca Packaging joined forces to help raise awareness of breast cancer during Breast Cancer awareness month.  The result was that whopping R232 524.00 were raised for Reach for Recovery.

Between October 4 and 17 2010, special pink punnets were ‘mushroomed’ onto Pick ‘n Pay’s fresh produce shelves in support of the fight against breast cancer. R1 from each punnet of 250g whole white button mushrooms and 250g sliced white button mushrooms sold were donated to the breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery.

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Cut the calories BabywhitesCut the calories... put mushrooms on the menu

April 2011


We all know that the best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories. The good news is that mushrooms are not only delicious; they are an official Superfood and a low energy density food.

Mushrooms contain the five B vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folate; the essential minerals potassium, selenium, phosphorous and small, but nutritionally important, amounts of iron.

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Mushroom Festival GreenMushroom Festival

March 2011


Mushroom lovers enjoyed the celebration of all things fungal during the 9th Mushroom Festival, which took place in March 2011.

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