Mushroom Judging

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: Noon
Location: Grower's Exhibit, Broad Street

Judges - Irwin Brothers 2

The Irwin brothers judge the mushrooms.

The area's mushroom growers compete for ribbons and bragging rights at the annual Mushroom Festival Mushroom Judging contest. Once the mushrooms are judged and bragging rights established these freshest and best of the best of the area's mushrooms are sold to the public (around 2 p.m.).

mushroom judging Best in Show 2Michael W. Phillips & Co. Exotic Mushrooms takes 2013 Best of Show for Bulk Oyster

The 28th Annual Mushroom Festival Mushroom Judging Event featured the best of the best of locally grown mushrooms.  Michael W. Phillips and Co, was took home Best of Show for their Bulk Oyster entry.  Results of the contest are below.  Thanks to all the growers who participated in this year's event!

Best in Show
Bulk Oysters   Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms

A couple waits to purchase the winning mushrooms

A couple waits to purchase the winning mushrooms

Best Representation
Giorgio Fresh Co

Agaricus Tills
First Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Second Place: C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc

Agaricus Basket Button
First Place: Needham's Mushroom Farms, Inc
Second Place: C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc
Third Place: Menu Mate Mushroom Farms, Inc

Agaricus Basket Medium
First Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Second Place: Menu Mate Mushroom Farms, Inc
Third Place: Needham's Mushroom Farms, Inc

Agaricus Basket Large
First Place: C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc
Second Place: Needham's Mushroom Farms, Inc
Third Place: Giorgio Fresh Co

Shiitake Tills
First Place: Giorgio   Fresh Co
Second Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms
Third Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Oyster Tills
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms
Second Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Third Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Colored Oyster Tills – Yellow
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms

Crimini Tills
First Place: Giorgio   Fresh Co
Second Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms
Third Place: C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc

Maitake Till
First Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms
Second Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Other Cultivated
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms (Pink Oyster)
Second Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms (Royal Trumpet)
Third Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms (Pom-pom)

Portabello Tills
First Place: Giorgio   Fresh Co
Second Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Portabello Tills – Sliced
First Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Second Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Shiitake Bulk
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms
Second Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Third Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Oyster Bulk
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms
Second Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Third Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole

Colored Oyster Bulk – Yellow
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms

Crimini Bulk
First Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms
Second Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Third Place: C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc

Maitake Bulk
First Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms

Other Cultivated Bulk
First Place: Michael W. Phillips & Co Exotic Mushrooms (Pink Oyster)
Second Place: Oakshire Mushroom Farm/Dole (Mixed Specialties)
Third Place: Phillips Mushroom Farms (Pom-pom)

Portabello Bulk
First Place: Giorgio Fresh Co
Second Place: Needham's Mushroom Farms, Inc
Third  Place: Menu Mate Mushroom Farms, Inc

Giorgi Fresh takes Best of Show for Portabella Bulk in 2012

2012's Best of Show in Mushroom Judging: Giorgi's Bulk Portabella

The competition was fierce with 11 mushroom growers entering their best in the27th Annual Mushroom Festival's Mushroom Judging Contest. For 2012 the Best in Show ribbon and bragging rights goes to Giorgi Fresh with their Portabella Bulk entry. Special thanks to the Irwin Brothers for serving as the judges for this year's contest.

The Irwin Brothers judging the entries

Guests get a look at the entries

Checking out the entries

Judging the shiitakes

Shiitake Tills winners

Other Cultivated Bulk winner

Crimini Bulk winners

Oyster – Yellow – Bulk winners

Agaricus Tills winners

2012 Best of Show


Results of the 2012 Mushroom Judging

Agaricus Tills
1 Giorgio Fresh
2 Mother Earth

Agaricus Basket Fancy – White
1 Menu Mate
2 Mother Earth
3 Giorgio Fresh

Agaricus Basket Medium
1 Needhams
2 Menu Mate
3 Giorgio Fresh

Agaricus Basket Large
1 Menu Mate
2 Giorgio Fresh
3 Needhams

Shiitake Tills
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Phillips Mushroom Farms
3 Giorgio Fresh

Oyster Tills
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Giorgio Fresh
3 Kennett Square Specialties

Oyster Tills – Yellow
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Basciani Mushrooms
3 Giorgio Fresh

Crimini Tills
1 Giorgio Fresh
2 Dole Mushrooms/Oakshire
3 Phillips Mushroom Farms

Maitake Till
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms

Other Cultivated
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms (Royal Trumpet)
2 Phillips Mushroom Farms (Pom-pom)
3 Giorgio Fresh (Pom-pom)

Portabello Tills
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms
2 Dole Mushrooms/Oakshire

Portabello Tills – Sliced
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms
2 Giorgio Fresh

Shiitake Bulk
1 Giorgio Fresh
2 Michael Phillips & Co.
3 Kennett Square Specialties

Oyster Bulk
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Kennett Square Specialties
3 Giorgio Fresh

Oyster Bulk – Yellow
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Basciani Mushrooms

Crimini Bulk
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms
2 Giorgio Fresh
3 Dole Mushrooms/Oakshire

Maitake Bulk
1 Phillips Mushroom Farms
2 Giorgio Fresh

Other Cultivated Bulk
1 Michael Phillips & Co.
2 Phillips Mushroom Farms

Portabello Bulk
1 Giorgio Fresh
2 Cordivano Brothers
3 Needhams
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Best in Show: Portabello Bulk, Giorgio Fresh


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