Science aiding growth at Stonington mushroom farm

Chris Pacheco is a mushroom farmer who cultivates a variety of mushrooms, including king oysters, blue oysters, and golden oysters. Despite his focus on these specific mushrooms, he does not consider himself an oyster farmer. Pacheco owns Seacoast Mushrooms, a 12,000-square-foot mushroom farm located on Taugwonk Road in the large blue warehouse with shipping containers in the back.

Growing up in Rhode Island, Pacheco had 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 before settling down in the area where he currently resides. After leaving the military, Pacheco worked in the corporate world for fifteen years before being drawn back to his farming roots by growing mushrooms.

Pacheco’s business plan at Seacoast Mushrooms was focused on connecting with his community through food and providing fresh and flavorful produce to their local area. Today, he works alongside seven employees to grow a variety of mushrooms and continues to share his passion for farming with those around him.

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