• April 2011

    and Oyster Fan is too tired to say anything more about them. Except that they’re delicious and were caught this morning, and that they won’t last long, and that we open at 9:30.    



    April 27, 2011

    More Hama Hama etymology. Adam recently stumbled across a book from 1903 that categorizes Washington beaches in terms of their Olympia oyster populations. Apparently, our farm was a second class oyster beach in the early 20th century, and the river was spelled Hummauamma. This complicated, single H mouthful is a new one to us, although […]


    Open Farm this weekend

    April 21, 2011

    Come on out to the oyster farm Saturday April 23 to harvest your own shellfish on the first Open Farm Day of 2011. Bring a lunch to eat in our picnic area and enjoy a sunny afternoon on the flats. The beach will be open for tours and harvesting from 2:30 to 4:30, but you […]


    The first commercial Hood Canal shrimp season of 2011 is Friday April 29th. We should have some ready to sell that afternoon, say by 3 pm?? We’ll be getting more in over the weekend, so we’ll have plenty… and maybe even some leftover to ship on Monday. Stay tuned. Yum! Here’s one of our stock […]


    Egg Pearl

    April 20, 2011

    Friend Justin discovered this delightful and very large pearl in an extra small crispy fried delicious Hama Hama oyster taco. He found the pearl with his teeth, which is not the preferred way of finding pearls. Fortunately, there were no teeth harmed in the finding of this pearl.


    Sunday a crew from Elliot’s Oyster House came out to the farm for a tour and lunch. We took a rambling stroll across the flats, shucking and eating along the way and exploring how the oyster flavor changes with growing location. Below, Elliot’s executive chef Robert Spaulding. The weather was perfect, sunny with a slight […]


    Making a weekend of it

    April 14, 2011

    newsflash! Anyone coming out to the Rama who wants to stay on the Canal should check out The Waterfront at Potlatch. They’re offering 10% discounts on select rooms to Rama attendees, and they have a  fantastic view of the Canal.


    tideflat scenes

    April 7, 2011

    Yesterday the weather was wild. The black sky in the background of these photos is a hail storm; it hit about half an hour after these photos were taken.


    An oyster among oysters

    April 6, 2011

    from the packing table, via Teresa’s cell phone: It’s been such a cold spring that there’s still not a whole lot of food out there for the beach grown oysters to eat…. and apparently all of the available food is being hogged by oysters like the big fat one in the middle of this photo. […]


    The week started in Seattle at the farmer’s markets, where everything (thankfully) went very smoothly. We had a good time hanging out with Oyster Bill, the shellfish patriarch of the Seattle Markets. Bill has been doing both the U-District and the Ballard market for many years (7?) for Taylor Shellfish before pulling out this year […]