East End Mushroom Company closes

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After almost two years in business, East End Mushroom Company has announced its closing.

In an email Saturday, owners Jane Maguire and John Quigley thanked customers for their support.

“It is with a heavy heart and after much deliberation that we have decided to close The East End Mushroom Company,” they wrote. “As we move on to new ventures, we want to thank the community that has supported us over the years. Take care, friends!”

The owners could not be reached this week to talk about future plans.

The indoor mushroom facility on Cox Lane in Cutchogue opened in March 2015. Prior to that, the partners spent over two years growing mushrooms they sold to restaurants and farm stands.

Eight types of mushrooms were grown on site: shiitake, blue oyster, maitake, white and brown beech, king oyster, crimini and Pioppino. Maguire and Quigley offered tours of the site and mushroom cooking demos, and hosted a mushroom cook-off throughout the years.

Photo Caption: Shiitake mushrooms grown at East End Mushroom Co. in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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