COSTA - ADELAIDE MUSHROOMS
The Costa Group’s Adelaide Mushrooms business is a state of the art mushroom growing facility with 32 growing rooms which was completed in 2010. Costa Adelaide Mushrooms produces on average 120,000 kilos per week and have a workforce of 266 people. The business uses other farming bi-products to generate mushroom substrate onsite enabling them to grow, pick and pack mushrooms daily.
Costa Adelaide Mushrooms is the second largest mushroom farm and most modern mushroom cultivation facility in Australia. The “farm” utilises state of the art processes to produce over 6,240 tonnes annually of primarily White Mushrooms as well as some Swiss Brown Mushrooms which are both packed for local and interstate markets.
Currently Costa Adelaide Mushrooms sells mushrooms whole in cartons direct to the markets. The business is also producing pre-packs including sliced mushrooms and supplies 90% of the pre-packaged mushrooms in South Australia. It is exploring new value added products and expects growth in this area. The business had the space to double as the market grows.