Virgil Jurgensmeyer, Joe Jurgensmeyer, and Darrell McLain founded J-M Farms, Inc. in the fall of 1979. The company name was originally J&M Farms, Inc., but was changed to J-M Farms, Inc. When Virgil and Joe purchased Darrell McClain's interest in the Company on April 15,1982.
J-M Farms, Inc. packs under the J-M Fresh label. The fleet of trucks deliver product to Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. J-M uses a compost made of wheat straw and grows over 500,000 pounds of mushrooms a week in large wooden trays. They provide a wide variety of mushrooms including button, portabella, shiitake, and cremini.