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.

Jerry Yeatman

Jerry Yeatman
President

Tim Hihn

Tim Hihn
CFO

Meghan Klotzbach

Meghan Klotzbach
VP Operations, Sales & Marketing

Matt Hihn
Matt Hihn
VP Farm Production
Renee Hihn

Renee Hihn
VP Finance & Human Resources

Erin Klotzbach
Erin Klotzbach
VP Mechanical Operations
Tom Leo
Sales & Procurement Manager
Joanna Parrett
AR & Marketing Coordinator

Philip Atkins
Audit Specialist

Mark Kriener
Outside Sales Coordinator
Steve Norris
Production Manager
Patti Kennedy
AP Manager

Javier Lopez
Senior QA Manager

Our History

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.

1919
1919
Mother Earth Mushrooms

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.

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1921
1921
Mother Earth Mushrooms farm

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.

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1949
1949

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.

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1958
1958
James Yeatman

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.

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1962
1962

Big Changes

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.

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1972
1972

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.

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1989
1989

Organic Standards

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.

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1993
1993
Tim Hihn and Jerry Yeatman

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.

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2019
2019
Matt Hihn and Meghan Klotzbach

The Fifth Generation

The fifth generation – Matt Hihn and Meghan Klotzbach (Tim and Jill's children) became shareholders and officers alongside the 4th generation.

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