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From Rocky Soil to Fungal Farming: The Journey of Chris Pacheco

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Science aiding growth at Stonington mushroom farm

Chris Pacheco, a former engineer and U.S. Navy veteran, found his passion in farming mushrooms after returning to his Rhode Island roots. He established Seacoast Mushrooms in 2015, where he and his seven employees cultivate oyster mushrooms and various other fungi in a 12,000-square-foot mushroom farm located on Taugwonk Road. The farm is housed in a large blue warehouse with shipping containers in the back, where they grow fresh and flavorful produce for the local community.

Pacheco’s love for farming began at a young age when he planted trees for his family’s apple orchard. However, he quickly grew tired of working with rocky New England soil and decided to pursue an engineering degree to move away from farming altogether. After serving aboard the USS Hartford, Pacheco stayed in the area and worked in the corporate world for fifteen years before deciding to return to his roots and start growing mushrooms.

Today, Pacheco is proud to be providing fresh and flavorful produce to the local community through Seacoast Mushrooms. With a focus on connecting with people through food, he continues to develop new recipes and techniques for growing a variety of mushrooms, including oysters, blue oysters, golden oysters, and more.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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