Our History

The year was 1928. George Gershwin was writing An American in Paris and the roaring twenties were in full swing. It was also the year that Pietro Giorgi built his first mushroom houses in Temple, Pennsylvania. This was to be the beginning of a proud and long-standing tradition at Giorgio of growing only the highest quality mushrooms.

Giorgio’s tradition of excellence has continued decade by decade, from the 1920’s through the 1950’s when we added a cannery to meet the demands of the supermarket industry, right through the 1970’s when we opened a modern facility to produce frozen mushrooms. Today as we continue to grow, we are investing considerable time and energy into the innovative management philosophy called Kaizen. This program stresses the value of seeking “continuous improvement” in everything we undertake – from growing and processing to service and delivery. It is our obsession with detail and perfection that has led us to set the industry standard for quality and reliability.

In addition to internal growth, Giorgio has acquired business from Franklin Farms, Creekside Mushrooms, Gaspari Farms Inc, and Modern Mushroom Company.