Science aiding growth at Stonington mushroom farm

Chris Pacheco is a passionate mushroom farmer who spends his days cultivating oyster mushrooms and other delicious fungi at Seacoast Mushrooms. Despite the variety of mushrooms he grows, Pacheco does not consider himself an oyster farmer. His 12,000-square-foot mushroom farm is housed in a large blue warehouse with shipping containers in the back, located on Taugwonk Road.

Growing up in Rhode Island, Pacheco developed a dislike for farming in rocky New England soil. He pursued an engineering degree to move away from farming and spent time in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hartford, which eventually brought him to the area where he currently resides. Following his submarine service, Pacheco remained in the region, working in the corporate world for fifteen years before being drawn back to his farming roots by the challenge of growing mushrooms.

Pacheco’s business plan focused on connecting with his community through food, leading to the establishment of Seacoast Mushrooms. Today, he works alongside his seven employees to grow a variety of mushrooms, offering fresh and flavorful produce to their local area. With his passion for farming and commitment to quality, Pacheco has become a beloved member of the community and continues to inspire others with his love for all things fungal.

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