• News from Here

    Sea Plane dwarfs the oyster barge! This morning pilot Chuck and his trusty steed “Maggie” (the Kenmore Air / Evening Magazine sea plane) landed on the oyster farm… successfully dodging buoys, tumble bags, and our barge. It was quite exciting. Meeghan Black, the host of Evening Magazine, and her camera man / partner in crime […]

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    Huge congrats to Adrian from Olympia! While he didn’t actually win an oyster dinner, he did win a really beautiful oyster knife and can now enjoy his bivalves with class and style. Adrian, your new lucky number is 118… that was your assigned number that we drew out of the hat (aka selected via random […]

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    Kimberly Schlapman loves ersters! She and her band Little Big Town (which just yesterday was nominated for a Grammy!) are touring in the PNW and today Kimberly visited our farm to film an episode for her GAC cooking show Simply Southern. The weather, the bald eagles, and the seals all cooperated, and after the shoot […]

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    Lucky!

    November 27, 2012

    Will we find the pot of gold in our shell pile, the beach, or the picnic area???

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    fyi: Thanksgiving is next week

    November 16, 2012

    We can’t believe it either! Such a sneaky holiday. That means our retail store will be closed Thursday so that we can all get some family time. Give us a call if this seriously cramps your style and we’ll see if we can work something out (maybe stay open a little bit later on Wednesday, […]

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    .. and we’re back!

    November 2, 2012

    Hello again! How many oyster farmers does it take to build a website? Definitely more than one. Huge, huge thanks to Chris and Farmers Market Dan, who redesigned this site, brought the mussels to market, and generally made our summer massively more enjoyable: So, what’d we miss? The summer passed in a frenzy. Along the […]

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    Last week Hama Hama got re-energized by a visit from Brother Tom, who has been studying forestry in  Mongolia and is pretty much an awesome human being. Despite his surprising affinity for sundried horse yogurt, Tom can’t quite stomach the though of industrially-produced meat, so he came back home for elk season to provide for […]

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    Note the headlamp? Tides are low at night this week, so the crew’s working the graveyard shift.  

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    Fun with Cockle Shells

    August 19, 2010

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    They know our weak spot.

    July 19, 2010

    It really pays to do business with girl scouts. We love cookies. Last week a group of girls from Camp Robbinswold came down to tour the oyster farm and exclaim over the geoduck. This week we received the thank you card and box of Samoa cookies. Robbinswold is a beautiful, 400+ acre camp north of […]

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    Good Life Charters is going to offer guided Hood Canal shrimp hunts this spring. So if you really want to go shrimping, but don’t really want to buy a boat or a pot, call Captain Jerry Spencer at 360-531-3319 or email him at goodlifecharters at hotmail.com. Jerry is running his boat out of Pleasant Harbor, […]

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    Labor Day Lawnmower Races

    September 8, 2009

    Somewhere in Lilliwaup… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT3xi6aDbGU

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    Under the Microscope

    July 31, 2009

    Noctiluca, the dinoflagellate that caused a red algal bloom in the Canal last month, courtesy of Pete Becker. Oyster larvae, courtesy of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

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    We agree…

    June 19, 2009

    She IS a cute lady! On an unrelated note: we also like these photographs that Lee Rentz took of the Dosewallips River, big sister to the Hamma Hama. Here’s a sample: And on an even more unrelated note: Dosewallips turns out to be a surprisingly popular name for dogs. (We’ve heard of at least three […]

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    Mushroom Man

    June 16, 2009

    Today our friend Preston stopped by with some wild morel and porcini mushrooms he’d recently picked somewhere east of the Cascade Mountains. Preston– who probably knows all of the Olympic Peninsula’s sweet spots for both wild mushrooms and good surf–  runs a local gourmet food supply company called Wild West. He stops by once a […]

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