Oyster Blog

Work on an Oyster Farm: Growing Baby Oysters

Image by Navid Baraty    To many, the word FLUPSY might seem made-up, probably by Lewis Carroll. I, having grown up landlocked in Idaho, certainly wouldn't have guessed that a FLUPSY is a place where baby oysters grow. As it turns out, it's a (rather whimsical) acronym, standing for FLoating UPweller SYstem.  Let's break that down:  Floating: A FLUPSY is somehow suspended in the water column. In our case, it's built into an already-floating boathouse.  Upweller: Baby oysters are housed in silos within the FLUPSY. Each silo has a screen on the bottom, and is connected via a pipe to a central trough. As a...

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2019 Oyster Rama Wrap Up

The 2019 Oyster Rama was the biggest and boldest yet, with over 2000 attendees and 320 volunteers. Together we raised over $14,000 in charitable donations, bringing the lifetime Rama fundraising effort to $99k. The biggest beneficiary is the Hood Canal Education Foundation, which supports arts & science education at our local elementary school (and alma mater!). The Rama is a communal party in every sense... we share food, explore the natural world, forage, create art, and raise money for future generations. This is a celebration of the commons: we all depend on, and impact, the health of the ocean. James Beard award-winning chefs, scientists...

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2019 Music at the Oyster Farm

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Mystery Oyster Contest

The Oyster Rama's Mystery Oyster Contest: not as sketchy as it sounds.

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We're hiring! Summer help 2019

Now hiring for summer staff at our Oyster Saloon and Oyster Silo. 

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