Farmer helps put Jhutang back on mushroom map

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 16, 2020
By: Chen Kuan-pei and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Farmer Lee Mei-ling6 is pictured with some giant mushrooms at her farm in Jhutang Township, Changhua County, on Sunday.
Photo: Chen Kuan-pei, Taipei Times

Farmer Lee Mei-ling (李美玲) has revived the mushroom industry in Changhua County’s Jhutang Township (竹塘) after adding modern facilities to her traditional mushroom farm.

The township had been Taiwan’s No. 1 producer of mushrooms until 20 years ago, when it fell behind other regions that were using improved techniques to grow larger mushrooms.

The township steadily declined as a producer until it was seen as a source of cheap agricultural products.

However, Lee 13 years ago set off on a path that would eventually make Jhutang Township a renowned producer of mushrooms once again.    [FULL  STORY]

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