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Kitchen Pride: Made in Gonzales

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Kitchen Pride is Gonzales County’s very own home grown industry.

Literally.

The famous mushroom farm business has been thriving and growing since it first opened on County Road 348. It continues to prosper and thrive as one of Gonzales County’s elite industries, and serves as a testimonial to other businesses that they can survive and thrive in this area.

“We started growing our first mushroom here in 1988,” Kitchen Pride owner Greg McLain said. “We’re now in our 30th year, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the people of the community and the people who helped us locate our business here.

“When we first started looking at this community, we were actually looking all over the state of Texas for a location for our mushroom operation. We looked everywhere from Texarkana to Cleveland to all different parts of Texas.

“But we wanted to serve Texas primarily, so we had to find a community that had a lot of the resources we needed. We found that here.”

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