• September 2011

    Fall oyster season!

    September 30, 2011

    Oyster harvest begins again at 2 am this morning. Blue Pools and Hama Hamas of all sizes will be available tomorrow in our retail store, online at hamahamastore.com and gilttaste.com, and at the Ballard Farmer’s Market on Sunday. (Next week we’ll have them at the U-District market as well). If you’re not doing anything this […]


    Salmon Season

    September 28, 2011

    We’ve had a few days of heavy rain so far this fall, and the streams are just barely navigable for these hardworking fish. Check out our facebook page for a video.  


    Ugliest Pearl, 2011

    September 27, 2011

    It’s not a tumor, it’s an ingrown pearl. The 2009 ugliest pearl contest ended in a draw: But we had a clear winner in 2010:


    A few members of team Hama Hama traveled east last week to attend a wedding, eat lots of lobster, and generally enjoy life on the Maine coast. Naturally, any visit to any coastline would be incomplete without checking out the local oyster scene, so our trip included several stops of oyster interest. First, we had […]


    The Big Hump fire, which is burning to the north of us up the Duckabush drainage, has grown from 50 to 400 acres in the past week or so. Today the sky is so full of smoke we can’t see the Brothers from the shore.We’d take a picture of it for you, except that it […]


    All Shucking September

    September 6, 2011

    Well, we’re sorry to say that our oyster-growing region (which includes several very productive beaches in addition to our farm) has been shut down until October. Vibrio is a naturally-occurring salt water bacteria that proliferates when the Canal gets warm. If you eat an oyster raw, and if that oyster has just taken a big […]


    Travels with Indy

    September 1, 2011

    From blog reader Jeff Holt, who, like us, nicknames his vehicles and loves seafood & big dogs. He stopped by the store in July while roadtripping with his Westy “Bandit” and dog Indy. Hi, Last weekend while driving my project ’91 Westy around Hood Canal I stopped into your store for the first time and […]