In the perfect mushroom weather of the Virunga Mountains in Northern Rwanda, thousands of farmers expertly and tenderly grow oyster mushrooms, supported by Kigali Farms. We have also set up a mushroom growing plant in Musanze where we grow white button, cremini and Portobello mushrooms under the strictest quality standards.
Kigali Farms is proud to be the largest premium producer of HACCP and S-Mark certified quality mushrooms in East Africa. Our product range includes oyster mushroom substrates, fresh and canned mushrooms as well as mushroom derived products. Mushrooms contribute to the recommended daily intake of several vitamins and minerals.
Our mushrooms are proudly grown and packed in Rwanda to give you the freshest ¬flavours every time.
To eat now
White button mushrooms
This is the most common variety of mushroom. The culinary choice is endless - from salads to pizza, stir-fries and side dishes - it is the most versatile mushroom of them all. Woodsy flavour becomes stronger with cooking.
Tree oyster mushrooms
These mushrooms have a multi-layered appearance and a mild, flavourful taste. They’re available commercially and easy to grow at home. Oyster mushrooms have a delicate, mild flavour with a velvety texture.
Cremini mushrooms have a firmer texture than white mushrooms and a more intense nuttier, meaty and flavour.
It is highly versatile and its dense flesh makes it the perfect choice to be used whole (raw or cooked) in salads, kebabs and antipasto.
The Portabello mushroom is one of the most imposing mushrooms in size. It has a rounded, earthen tan flat cap with near black gills on its underside.
A very flavoursome mushroom, it is becoming a favourite among the chefs of the world. Wonderful cooked, whole or sliced, grilled, fried, in a stir-fry and perfect for throwing on the barbecue.
They have a "meaty" texture and can be substituted for other proteins. Use in soups and stews, baked pasta or rice dishes, as a beef substitute or in salads. Prepare whole by grilling or stuffing. Pair with fresh herbs, fresh cow's milk cheeses, tomato or cream-based sauces, leafy greens, garlic and onions.
Artichokes are a low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetable.
Excellent source of fiber and vitamin C and a good source of magnesium.
They are natural source of antioxidants. They can be steamed, stuffed, boiled, or roasted.
To eat later
White button (whole and sliced), Cremini (sliced), Tree oyster mushrooms
Our canned mushrooms are a convenient way to add mushrooms to your diet. Canned under the strictest quality standards, they have no added preservatives or chemicals.
The canning process precooks the mushrooms making them ready to eat and faster to cook when you use them.
They have a shelf life of two years.
Kigali Farms Mushroom Powders
Oyster mushroom meat rub, Garlic and Oyster mushroom, Oyster mushroom, Pili pili Oyster mushroom powder
Mushrooms add a savory umami flavor and earthiness to any dish. Packing both depth of flavor and concentrated nutritional value, Kigali Farms pure oyster mushroom powder can be used as a spice or seasoning, as well as a nutritional supplement, in cooking. We love it in soups, sauces, omelets, imvange, and more!
For those who like some heat, spice up any of these dishes by adding Kigali Farms Pili Pili Oyster Mushroom Powder.
Make your meat even more delicious by enhancing flavor with our meat rub. Kigali Farms has adapted recipes from famous international chefs and brought it to Rwanda’s kitchens. Add the spicy, umami-rich mushroom flavor to your grilled meats, brochettes, and nyama choma for a deeper and richer tasting experience. Use either as a dry rub or a marinade.
If you like garlic, you’re bound to love Kigali Farms Garlic & Oyster Mushroom powder. Marry the heat of garlic and the earthiness of mushrooms for a delicious seasoning. Enrich your pasta, sauces, fish, and imboga with a few pinches of our latest gourmet blend.
Tree oyster mushroom substrates
A mushroom substrate is a substance on which mycelium, a collection of cells that produces vegetative growth of a fungus; it is similar to that of an apple tree as the foundation of growing apples.
We currently use cottonseed hulls as our primary raw material, and obtain yields of up to 400 grams of mushroom per 1 kg of substrate. That is the best production rate in the country.