Benalla mushrooms are an organic mushroom producer based in Benalla, a country region of Victoria. Andrew Cowan and his father Norm started the business over 25 years ago. The farm produces over 100 tonnes of mushrooms each year although being organic makes it more difficult to produce successful harvests. They made the decision to switch to organic after discovering the number of pesticides that were being used and wanted to offer the choice of organic mushrooms to the market. Benalla mushrooms has now been certified organic for over 20 years.