• Store News

    Open Farm 2013 Wrap Up

    May 31, 2013

    Thank you to everyone who turned out and made the last open farm day of 2013 a shucking good time! We really ‘got into the fat oysters’ on Saturday as an otherwise rainy Memorial Day weekend held back the tempest until the very end of the day for the folks who came out for a […]


    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 […]


    Native blue mussels are smaller than their Mediterranean counterparts, but just as tasty. They’re flash mob mussels: some years there are hardly any on the beach, then the next year they’re everywhere. Occasionally, just for fun, they aren’t blue at all, but golden. Every now and again, a customer comes into the store with her […]

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    Oyster Santa

    November 8, 2011

    We’re getting a little artsy around here, and have been trying our hands at creating Santa Claus ornaments out of oyster shells. Above is an awesome and slightly frightening Santa that Helena created a couple of years ago. Excuse the dust and dog hair (?) on this otherwise very sophisticated gentleman… he may or may […]


    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 […]


    2011 t-shirts are finally here,  and they might require a bit of explaining. This is a recycled t-shirt idea for us (we printed some sea star shirts in 2007). But if you still don’t get it, go geek out on sea stars here and here. Men’s shirts have a green sea star, while the sea […]


    It came in kicking. Caught yesterday, gone tomorrow! Crustaceans galore at the Hama Hama Store.  


    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.    


    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 […]


    Oyster Fan is Not a Crab Fan

    December 20, 2010

    One of our two pound heavyweights latched onto my middle finger today with both paws. The demonic creature proceeded to squeeze as hard as he could, then release slightly, then squeeze even harder. I foolishly tried to drown him in the tank and probably would still be stuck there, standing in the seafood store with my […]


    HH Stocking Stuffer

    December 3, 2010

    Today a customer came into the retail store, put two 8 ounce jars of yearling on the counter, and said he was buying stocking stuffers. When we pointed out that the oysters had an expiration date of December 15th he reconsidered that plan.  And then we thought of a very graceful solution to the problem of how […]


    TV Commercial Script

    October 27, 2010

    In case you missed that: we’re having an anniversary sale this weekend to celebrate one full year in the new space. Questions? Call the retail store at 888-877-5844 We’re open from 9:30 to 5:30. Happy Halloween!


    DIY Barbecue

    July 6, 2010

    Today was a gorgeous day on the oyster farm: hot with the perfect hint of north breeze. It’s a welcome change after the gray, rainy and cold weather we’ve had the past couple of weeks. Just in time for the good weather: our  barbecue/picnic area is now up and running. Hmm… who will be the […]


    Memorial Day Madness

    May 26, 2010

    We’ve been super busy in the smokehouse all week getting ready for the expected onslaught, so blogging time has been cut to a minimum. But in the meantime please enjoy this delightful cartoon from Alaskan artist Ray Troll:


    Busy Busy Busy

    May 6, 2010

    We’ve been concocting some grand schemes these past few weeks! Our quest for world domination is well underway in the following locations: 1. Olympia: Live in Oly and want fresh Hama Hama oysters without the drive or the shipping charges? Our shucked, shell, smoked and pickled oysters plus our steamer clams will be available for […]