Parkvale Mushrooms
       
There's a lot more to growing our superb, top quality Gourmet Brown mushrooms than most people realise. 

Indeed, it may surprise many to know that they are not grown outside in a paddock and that we harvest daily, not on a seasonal basis, as with field mushrooms.

Our friendly, informative, tour guide would love the opportunity to take you through an interesting presentation of Parkvale Mushrooms.  One of these detailed tours can be accommodated by prior arrangement with our office staff.  These tours are very suitable for larger groups or bus trips  and usually take about 30 - 45 minutes, though we are happy to fit in with your schedule and any time limits you may have.

Parkvale Mushrooms Ltd was originally a cheese factory. 

This is how it looked in 1904.

A glimpse of Parkvale Mushrooms Ltd as it is today.
Parkvale's interesting presentations include:

- a walk around the factory premises, with a look inside some of the growing rooms.

- a demonstration of some of the machinery and what their uses are.

- an informative description of the growing procedure from the making of the compost through to distribution of our superb product into the homes of the purchasing public.

- a view of the lovely gardens here at Parkvale, established with the use of our excellent mushroom compost.

- upon completion of the tour, we will take you into the packing and distribution area, where you will have the opportunity to purchase some Parkvale Gourmet Brown mushrooms.  We have a very good selection of complementary recipes that we will  encourage you to take at this point.

Alternatively, if you are a small group or have an individual query, and are here purchasing some of our product, please feel free to ask any of the packing room staff to show you one of our growing rooms. A brief growing description can usually be arranged as well, and some of your questions answered, depending on who is available at short notice to assist.

Mushrooms are available at the Mushroom Farm at Parkvale about 4km east of Carterton.

7 Days 9a.m. to 12p.m.

For more information and bookings you can contact us here at:

Parkvale, RD 2, Carterton
Ph 06 379 8699
Fax 06 379 7207
office@parkvale.co.nz

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