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Morel production in CEA – An Untapped Opportunity

CEA Operators looking to the mushroom golden opportunity

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In the world of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), a new golden opportunity is emerging: morel mushrooms. These elusive, highly prized delicacies are shedding their wild roots and finding a home in high-tech greenhouses. With prices soaring from $20 to $60 per pound fresh, morels are captivating the imaginations of both chefs and CEA entrepreneurs alike.

Traditionally foraged from forest floors, morels are now being cultivated year-round thanks to groundbreaking advancements in agricultural technology. This shift promises to revolutionize the gourmet mushroom market, offering consistent quality and supply to meet the insatiable demand of high-end cuisine.As the global mushroom market surges towards a projected 9.7% CAGR by 2030, morels stand out as a luxury crop with immense potential. CEA operators are eyeing this fungal frontier, recognizing the unique opportunity to diversify their portfolios and tap into a lucrative niche. While challenges remain in mastering the art of morel cultivation, the rewards for those who succeed are tantalizing.

As these once-elusive mushrooms become a year-round delicacy, they may indeed prove to be the new gold of the CEA world, offering a perfect blend of innovation, sustainability, and gastronomic allure.

This second newsletter discusses the innovative approach of cultivating morel mushrooms in greenhouses. Learn more about it by clicking on the link below.

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Corenthin Chassouant

As an agricultural engineer with over 10 years of experience working for greenhouse manufacturers worldwide and holding a Master's degree (MSc), I specialize in the greenhouse and horticulture sector. Leveraging my international background and extensive knowledge, I collaborate effectively with farmers and industry professionals around the world, providing them with expert advice and guidance.

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