Following the tenets of organic farming, we proudly grow five varieties of mushrooms available year round, including: Portabella, Crimini (aka Baby Bella), White Button, Shiitake and Oyster.
We plant on a 14-day cycle to allow a continuous harvest of high quality mushrooms for our much-appreciated clientele.
The mushrooms grow in 35 ton batches of compost, produced on the farm using agricultural waste products. It is a combination of stable bedding, poultry litter, agricultural gypsum, spent distillers or brewer's grain. The compost is pasteurized during the mushroom growing process, making it free of weeds. No chemicals, pesticides or growth enhancers are used in the production of our mushrooms or other produce, ensuring it is some of the cleanest food available. Down on our Wisconsin farm, we are serious about having a good time. And for us, a good time means great food. Food brings people together in a way that nothing else can. For family and friends, in the kitchen, at the table or by the grill, a tasty bite can really get things going. Good food has been our business since 1976.
One afternoon in the kitchen, the Rose family was lamenting the lack of quality mushrooms available for them to use in the family restaurant. And then 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, Wisconsin.
In 1997, Eric established a commercial kitchen, producing artisan-quality 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 and our commitment to quality has continued to be the guiding principle for every product that is made in our kitchen.
Placing an emphasis on superior quality, River Valley Kitchens is committed to producing the healthiest and freshest possible products. We do not use any chemical preservatives or thickeners in our products and we feel that the freshness of the ingredients shines. We always welcome visitors at the farm and we love to show off our kitchen facility where our dedicated staff prepares each recipe and packs each jar by hand. So, come up and see us and be prepared to sample some great food from Wisconsin when you do. Enjoy
Placing an emphasis on superior quality, River Valley Kitchens is committed to producing the healthiest and freshest possible products. We do not use any chemical preservatives or thickeners in our products and we feel that the freshness of the ingredients shines. We always welcome visitors at the farm and we love to show off our kitchen facility where our dedicated staff prepares each recipe and packs each jar by hand. So, come up and see us and be prepared to sample some great food.
Tuesday Federal Plaza, Chicago 7a.m-3p.m
Lincoln Square, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m MCA, Chicago 10a.m-6p.m
Wednesday Green City, Chicago 7a.m-1:30p.m Grayslake, IL 3p.m-7p.m
Thursday Daley Plaza, Chicago 7a.m-3p.m
Lake Geneva, WI 8a.m-1p.m
Sears Tower, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m
Hyde Park, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m
Libertyville, IL 7a.m-1p.m
Burlington, WI 3p.m-7p.m
Antioch IL 3p.m-7p.m
Friday Lake Bluff, IL 7a.m-noon
Saturday Division, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m
Lincoln Park, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m
Green City, Chicago 7a.m-1:30p.m
Evanston, IL 7:30a.m-1p.m
Naperville, IL 7a.m-noon
Park Ridge, IL 7a.m-1p.m
Oak Park, IL 7a.m-1p.m
Fox Point, Milwaukee 8-noon
Southshore Milawaukee 8-noon
West Bend WI
Sunday Glenwood, IL 9a.m-2p.m
Mount Prospect, IL 8a.m-1p.m
Skokie, IL 7:30a.m-12:45p.m
Wicker Park, Chicago 7a.m-2p.m
Logan Square, IL 10a.m-3p.m
Chicago Botanic Garden 9a.m-2p.m
(every 1st & 3rd Sunday)
Tuesday Federal Plaza, Chicago 7a.m-3p.
Store is open 364 days a year 9:00a.m-6:00p.m
We wholesale all of our handpacked canned goods nationally and our fresh mushrooms locally.
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This is the place for mushrooms. You cannot get them any fresher. They have a variety. They have other fresh produce, cheese, eggs, pasta, and breads too.... [more]
- compost / manure
- plants (bedding, etc)