• June 2011

    Baby oyster photo shoot

    June 30, 2011

    Olympia oyster, in white, and Pacific oyster, in blue. These guys are both about the size of a quarter.

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    For the past couple of weeks or so we’ve noticed a ton of these little bugs cruising around the retail live tanks. They’re new to us in the retail store, but not new to Puget Sound, so either we’re extraordinarily unobservant and have just overlooked them for the past few decades, or there really are […]

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    Everything was picture perfect on the first day of summer 2011. The tide was high in the morning, and we barged. And low in the afternoon, so we harvested.    

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    As it turns out, the giant clams are ridiculous looking inside and out. Some locals slice the stomach up and add it to chowders… but no one will think less of you if you take a pass on that step. Read our geoduck cleaning guide here.

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    For some reason, whenever Gemma and her family and friends come out to the farm for an Open Farm, the weather’s spectacular: bright and sunny, with just enough of a breeze to keep you cool. And this crowd definitely knows how to take advantage of a nice day on an oyster farm. Here are some […]

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    To the person who stole our farmers market truck: may you drink mouthfuls of red tide water, come down with vibrio vulnificus, cut your thumb off with a shucking knife, and may barnacles foul your water intake. We weren’t able to do the markets last weekend because we had no ride, and we’re still trying […]

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