About Mother Earth Mushrooms
Growing together for over 100 years.
In some ways, present day Mother Earth is far removed from our humble beginnings in 1919, but in others, the traditions and history of the generations before us are easily noticed. Our systems, software, and technology may be modern, but our commitment to our people (both customers and employees) and our planet was handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that we do right by you and for you.
Multiple locations in the Mushroom Capital of the World
Meet the Mother Earth team!
We operate as a unified team, which includes our customers. As your mushroom supplier, Mother Earth works with you collaboratively to deliver the products you need and the customer service you’ve been missing from your other vendors.
VP Operations, Sales & Marketing
VP Farm Production
VP Finance & Human Resources
VP Mechanical Operations
Sales & Procurement Manager
AR & Marketing Coordinator
Farm QA Manager
Outside Sales Coordinator
Production QA Manager
Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms has a long history dating all the way back to 1919. As a team we’ve reached many milestones that allow us to keep growing and providing the absolute best in product quality and customer service. See how we’ve grown (and continue to do so!) in our visual history below.
The Start of It All
Arthur P. Yeatman purchased the first farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania. It was purchased as a dairy farm which continued operating alongside the mushroom farm until 1962.
The First Mushroom Houses
The first mushroom houses started going up, and over the next 10 years there would be a total of 9 grow houses on the property.
The Second Farm
Clarence Yeatman (Arthur’s son) purchased a 77-acre farm that would be Mother Earth’s second location in West Grove/ Avondale, PA.
C.P. Yeatman & Sons Formed
Two of Clarence’s sons, Jim and Bob, joined the family business and formed C.P. Yeatman & Sons as a new partnership.
The construction of Route 1 cut the farm in half! Part of the business that dealt with dairy operations was closed, and three more mushroom houses were built in its place.
A Family Affair
A Limited Enterprise was created with all real estate transferring to it. As a result, all family members (even those not involved in the operations) then became limited partners in the land holding partnership.
Jim Yeatman developed the mushroom organic standards with the certifier NOFA-NJ. The farm became the first certified-organic commercial mushroom farm in the United States.
The Fourth Generation
The fourth generation of family – Tim Hihn (married to Jill, Bob’s daughter) and Jerry (Jim’s son) became shareholders and officers of C.P. Yeatman & Sons, Inc.
The Fifth Generation
The fifth generation – Matt Hihn and Meghan Klotzbach (Tim and Jill's children) became shareholders and officers alongside the 4th generation.