One afternoon in the kitchen, the Rose family was lamenting the lack of quality mushrooms available for them to use in the family restaurant. They had a vision! Their recipes could be exceptionally fresh and delicious if they just grew the mushrooms themselves, and that’s exactly what they did. In 1976 bill Rose and his son Eric founded the River Valley Ranch mushroom farm in the Fox River Valley in Burlington WI. While focused on producing the finest, chemical free mushrooms, they also produced a variety of other chemical free vegetable crops and thrived on local farmer’s market business and direct sales at our farm store.
In 1997, Eric established a commercial kitchen, originally dubbed the ‘Shrooms Kitchen after our beloved mushrooms. For more than twenty years, the farm kitchen has been producing artisanal sauces, dips, salsas and pickled vegetables using Eric’s own unique pickling process that ensures the best flavor and texture for each and every mushroom in the jar. The farm kitchen continues to cook up new recipes under our new name, River Valley Kitchens, while the farm continues to grow fresh products for you and our kitchen.
We continue to grow chemical free and can products without artificial preservatives or additives, and we hope to continue for many years to come! We have been organically certified for our white, crimini