Mushroom company impressed with Vale

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

Since starting up Farmers Fresh Mushrooms in 1995, CEO Tan Truong’s firm has grown from shipping 18,000 pounds out weekly to today’s capacity of 260,000. Now, looking to increase its market share in the U.S., Farmers Fresh is looking at Vale.

More than 25 people representing state agencies and the county court members, Vale officials and three representatives from Farmers Fresh met for two days last week to consider opening a new plant in Vale.

They toured one property considered as a possible construction site, met to discuss possible state incentives and gathered for an informal dinner.

“Within 1,000 mile radius of Vale, we have identified sales of 13 million pounds of fresh mushroom sales available to us,” Troung said . . .