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Job Available Fall 2019: Saloon Production Lead / Cook

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Winter 2019 Farm Internship Position Open!

Winter 2019 Farm Internship (full-time, paid, 6-month) Do you enjoy long walks on the beach? Have you ever found yourself fascinated with all things inter and sub tidal? Hama Hama Company is a 5th-generation family-run shellfish and tree farm on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Our oysters are synonymous with quality and are served in esteemed restaurants nationwide. We take great pride in our product and in this beautiful place where we live and work. We are looking for positive, self-motivated individuals who are interested in learning about and working in the shellfish industry. No experience with shellfish aquaculture is required. Individuals...

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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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