Business Editorials / Events in Norfolk and Suffolk / farming / Food and Drink / Waveney Valley March 2, 2023
English Mushroom Producers
Waveney Mushrooms produce, sell and deliver hand picked English mushrooms to retailers, caterers & wholesalers nationwide.
Waveney Mushrooms is a co-operative of small and medium sized mushroom growers based close to the Norfolk / Suffolk border. The group was formed in 1990 by a close knit band of longstanding mushroom growers, who could see that their best hope of survival was to create a marketing group large enough to supply the major national retailers.
Waveney Mushrooms’ Pack House is registered and an approved user of the ‘Red Tractor’ brand. The group run it’s own fleet of five refrigerated lorries ensuring that they retain the control of care to the customer from farm to fork. Waveney Mushrooms is BRC accredited with the most recent audit demonstrating a grade AA approval.
The farms have expanded under second and third generation family management with the latest expansion involving the purchase and build of a modern pack house and refrigerated storage facility. Each farm holds Farm Assured Certification.
Our North Suffolk/ South Norfolk co-operative has successfully expanded over the years and sales now average 80 tons of fresh picked mushrooms every week. Our major customers are Aldi, Morrisons and Spar, although we also supply to larger wholesalers and catering suppliers in the Eastern region.
We supply other smaller local retailers such as Roys of Wroxham and Roys of Bowthorpe in addition to Budgens of Holt. As a group we employ approaching 200 staff who are involved in picking, packing and delivering fresh mushrooms to our customers 364 days of the year.
Brick Kiln Lane, Swainsthorpe, Norwich, NR14 8PY
Tel: 01508 471806