Insight into the world of mushrooms

Kim Margin and his father Col Margin attended the Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy welcomed local business owner, Kim Margin, to their May 18 meeting to share his experiences of mushroom growing within a family business.

Kim, who is the owner of Woy Woy business, Margin’s Mushrooms, spoke about his involvement in the farming sector and how he became interested in mushrooms particularly.

He shared that the business initially started off as a ‘bit of an experiment’ to see if a cool room from the old ice cream factory would be suitable for them to grow mushrooms.

Club president, Joan Redmond, said the talk was ‘fascinating’ and helped members understand the processes of mushroom farming.

“Kim gave us a fascinating insight into the world of the mushroom, and I am sure we will never look at them the same in the supermarket again,” Redmond said.

“It is a complex growing process, with requirements for temperature control.

“There was much interest from the audience, and many questions for Kim, with many going home with a delicious bag of fresh mushrooms picked that morning.

“Kim’s a busy man and takes mushrooms to markets all over Sydney, so a big thank you to him for giving up his time to visit us.”

Newsletter, May 25
Rotary Club of Woy Woy