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France: Lou Légumes inaugurates its new mushroom production site in Mayenne

On Friday November 19th, the mushroom specialist Lou Légumes inaugurated its new production site located in Landivy (Mayenne department).

This new mushroom farm should produce nearly 4,000 tons of mushrooms per year in 26 growing rooms. Operational since July 2021, the construction of the site actually started in 2020. On a total area of 33,000 m², 15,000 m² are dedicated to the production of organic mushrooms: white, brown, oyster and even shiitake.

A great year for Lou Légumes
2021 marks a real turning point for the company which wants to re-localize the mushroom production. 70% of the fresh mushrooms consumed in France are indeed imported. 

In January 2021, the group expanded its Poilley site with an investment of 2.5 million euros [2.8 million USD] in order to increase its production by 25%.

Last month, the company bought the Letocart mushroom farm in Ternay (Loir-et-Cher), which produces up to 2,500 tons of mushrooms.

A third site is also under construction in Chaspuzac (Haute-Loire) and should be operational in the first trimester of 2022. It will be able to supply supermarkets of southeastern France. 

Lou Légumes is also present on Reunion Island. In September 2021, the company signed a partnership with Mycopal.


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