Ostrom Mushroom Farms Receives $102K Energy-Efficiency Rebate from Benton REA

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November 19, 2021


Ostrom Mushroom Farms Receives $102K Energy-Efficiency Rebate from Benton REA

Sunnyside, Wash., -- Ostrom Mushroom Farms accepted a $102,585 energy-efficiency rebate from Benton REA, its electric cooperative utility, on November 18, for construction and installation of energy-saving equipment at their Sunnyside facility.

In 2019, Ostrom's installed several energy-efficient measures including LED lighting, water-cooled chiller equipment and variable frequency drives on air handlers, cooling tower fans, boiler fans and composting tunnel and bunker fans. These new-construction projects are projected to save the company 2,383,097 kilowatt hours each year over the energy they would have consumed with lower-cost, less efficient baseline equipment they could have installed.

Ostrom Mushroom Farms CEO Travis Wood accepts the $102,585 rebate from Benton REA on November 18. From left: Troy Berglund, Benton REA community development and member relations manager, Wood, Shannon Olsen, Benton REA assistant community development and member relations manager and Eric Miller, Benton REA Energy adviser.
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Facts About Mushrooms During COVID-19

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Facts About Mushrooms During COVID-19 from the American Mushroom Institute
Now More than Ever, Mushrooms Offer Much Needed Nutrients and Vitamins

Olympia, WA, April 6, 2020 -- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has upended supply chains across every industry, but the fresh produce community has been hit particularly hard. Including the mushroom farming community.

To address this, American Mushroom Institute (www.americanmushroom.org), along with the Produce Marketing Association, is working to ensure consumers are well-armed with positive practices and accurate facts about produce during this time. With input from experts including Dr. Max Teplitski, PMA's Chief Science Officer, and Dr. William Li, the author of the New York Times bestseller "Eat to Beat Disease," the organizations have pulled together top-line tips, facts, and soundbites surrounding the benefits of buying and eating fresh produce.

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September is National Mushroom Month


From the rich, meaty texture to the undeniable umami flavor and great nutritional perks, there's a lot to love about the mighty mushroom. Cook your favorite mushroom dishes all month long or be brave and try something new. Eat them raw or cooked, on their own or blended into some of the classic favorites.
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