J-M Farms Inc

By: Bubbajunk.com

Virgil Jurgensmeyer, Joe Jurgensmeyer and Darell McLain founded J-M Farms, Inc. in the year 1979. J-M Farms Inc. packs under the J-M Fresh label. The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s fleet of trucks deliver product to Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Iowa. 
 
There are thousands of varieties of mushrooms which grow in the wild and only a few which are grown commercially in environmentally controlled conditions. Some common varieties are White Mushrooms, Crimini, Oyster, Portabella and many more. Mushrooms do share some of the benefits of fruits and vegetables.  They are low in calories, have no cholesterol and are virtually free of fat and sodium.  And that's not all.  Mushrooms stand alone when it comes to some essential minerals and B-complex vitamins not easily found in produce.
 
Mushrooms are grown in scientifically advanced chambers that have controlled environments.  The entire growing cycle is a little over 3 months. To produce mushrooms, compost is prepared, which is made with straw and blended with nutrients. The compost is packed into shelves and pasteurized with heat to prepare it for the mushroom culture. Tiny mushroom spawn is planted in the compost. Spawn is a pure culture of mushroom mycelium grown on sterile grain. Over the next 13 days, under carefully controlled conditions of temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide, the thread-like mushroom mycelia begin to grow, working their way through the compost.
 
Handling and caring of mushroom is very important part. Mushrooms with open veils have more intense flavor and are usually better when cooked. To clean mushrooms, use a soft brush to remove any traces of peat moss or soil or rinse quickly and pat dry. Soaking fresh mushrooms or rinsing open veiled mushrooms may add excess moisture. To store bulk or loose mushrooms, place in a paper bag or keep in the original package and refrigerate.
 
J-M Farms, Inc. is built upon the philosophy of operating at the highest level of excellence by giving our customers a quality product, delivered promptly and serviced professionally.