Saint Petersburg plans to build a mushroom nursery soon. The project with a capacity of 10,000 tonnes also includes a department for raw materials.
The agreement has been signed by the local government and the company Vyborgec. "Mushroom production is a new area for us. We cultivate mushrooms and shiitake," says Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the region. He stressed that St. Petersburg produces 40% of all the food in the northwestern region. St. Petersburg meets 60% of the demand for cucumbers and 40% for tomatoes. "Soon we will double the production," said the Governor.