• News from Here

    Summer Fun

    July 13, 2013

    This week we gathered on the beach for a company potluck / going away party for our office manager Diana, who’s leaving us to return to Canadia. It was an evening of burgers, beers, oversized cards, fancy footwork, and swimming in jeans. We are REALLY going to miss Diana! The gifts: The group (or at […]

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    Seaweed Farming

    March 14, 2013

    … accidentally. We’ve had a few daylight low tides so far this year, and once the sunlight hits the flats the algae starts growing like crazy on our clam nets. Seaweed is algae. And, just in case you might need it, here’s an idiot’s guide to algae: there’s microalgae, which is the kind that oysters […]

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    Event Information

    February 28, 2013

    Hey guys! We have two types of events in the works: our “open farms’ are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams. You’ll pay for what you pick/dig, and we’ll be there to teach you how to do it. The Oyster Rama is a real-deal OYSTER PARTY, featuring live music, […]

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    2013 Oystery Events

    February 19, 2013

    Hi everyone! Big news: Our 2013 Oyster Rama is set for Saturday April 27th. We’ve created a Rama page, which you should see as an option up top. Check the page for photos of Ramas past and info about the upcoming event. Tickets will go on sale mid-March. Stay tuned! Here’s the rest of the […]

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    Oyster Stoutness

    January 10, 2013

    What do you do when you find a massive oyster? Feed it to your friends, of course! Last week Brenna and Erik from Hog Island stopped by for a night of revelry and mischief. Naturally, the power went out, so we sat in lantern-and-firelight and caught up on all things oyster. (These three oysters filled […]

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    photos by Paul Harper

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    Branching Out

    November 20, 2012

    This spring we put on our mad scientist hats and headed into the woods. Our prey: fir needles. Our purpose: jelly. The fir-jelly project was a long time coming. We discovered that fir needles were edible a few years ago, after reading about a Douglas-fir-Champagne sorbet made (once!) by our friends at Olympic Mountain Ice […]

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    Gray whales came to play in Hood Canal! These pictures were taken by Connie Gallant up near Taylor Shellfish’s research lab in Dabob Bay. For more information check out the Orca Network. Big thanks to Bruce for the heads up.

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    The tide bubbling down for the afternoon. Given the recent beautiful full moon, and the eclipse, and the calm, still days we’ve been experiencing here on the farm, we’ve been thinking a lot about the tides. Of course, we always think about tides: is the tide high enough for the pump to turn on? low […]

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    … the moon came out:

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    Is that a Juan smile?

    November 21, 2011

    Longtime cluster shucker and now Hama Hama delivery guy Juan refuses to smile in photos. For a very happy guy, he takes a very serious photo. Here is he at Elliot’s Oyster Frenzy, with Adam Gehrke, a local TV traffic reporter: And later that same night with Lily Jang, a morning news anchor: So at […]

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    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.  

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    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 […]

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    Abstract Tideflats

    August 3, 2011

    Thanks to Paul for sharing these amazing aero pictures of the flats.

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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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