Vale eyed for mushroom plant, 160 new jobs

The mushroom plant in Vale has been closed since 2007. A Canadian company is considering a new operation in Malheur County.

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise
VALE – A Canadian mushroom supplier looking to expand is interested in locating a plant in the Vale area that would employ up to 160 workers.
Malheur Economic Development Director Greg Smith recently returned from a visit to British Columbia, Canada with a glowing recommendation of the company.
“We had a fabulous visit,” said Smith in a briefing to the Vale City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 8 “Farmers Fresh Mushroom is a very successful company with over $30 million in sales last year, and they want to come to Vale.”
The company currently is the sole supplier to Sysco Food Services and several major grocery chains, according . . .