Kathi Lafferty Takes Us To a Whole ‘Nother Place in the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
In 2004, Kathi Lafferty opened specialty mushroom store The Mushroom Cap in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Capital of the World. She sells fresh mushrooms, gifts, collectibles, and gourmet products. Kathi shared, “More white mushrooms are grown in this concentrated area than any other place in the world. We’re up to about 70% of the button white production in the United States. We also have the largest exotic grower here in Kennett square. Some would think China has the most, but they didn’t start growing till about 30 years ago. We started in the late 1800s here” in Kennett.