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Reuse, Renew, Recycle… Oyster Shells!

The winter is the perfect time for pondering new topics and lately, we’ve been thinking about oyster shell reclamation. As you know, we send oysters ALL OVER the country. Over the course of the year, we’ll sell over a million oysters. They’ll be rinsed, beautifully shucked, and

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Oysters Are For Lovers

Before the Roman Empire…people were using oysters to set the mood.   Casanova was even rumored to eat oysters on the regular to woo the many, many women he bedded. And amongst all the eye-roll-inducing oyster puns that regretfully exist, ones about oysters “making you a better

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#FBF Tales from The Road: 24 hrs in Chicago

The National Direct to Chef program is one of the largest branches of Island Creek Oysters. Through this operational beast, we sell oysters, caviar, and razor clams directly to over 700 of the best restaurants in the country! Most of the time, our oyster salespeople are tethered to

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High Season in the Oyster Hatchery!

Generally, the winter is a quieter time for oyster farmers. The bay is emptied of its moorings, boats and oyster plexes. The shoreline is tucked in with a blanket of frost. It’s a time for tinkering, repairing, power washing, and reorganizing. Beneath this sleepy facade, however, brews a squall of

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Island Creek’s Guide to Party Survival

At Island Creek Oysters, we know how to party. You could call us veterans of the sport. We’ve had LOTS and LOTS of experience hosting, attending and ruining parties over the years. You don’t have to be that guy who rolls around on the ground and makes a scene

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Baby It’s Cold Outside! December Farm Update

Nature fully dictates the rhythm of an oyster’s biology. As oyster farmers, it’s our responsibility to harness these kinetic changes to make the most perfect oyster possible. And as New Englanders, we have to work within the extreme swing of the seasonal pendulum. We harvest 52 weeks

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HOW TO SNACK: Holiday Guide for Eating Caviar + Oysters

It’s officially HOLIDAY PARTY SEASON. Have you worn the same ugly sweater to multiple parties already (no shame, but come on)? Are you OVER making travel plans, shopping for presents, and trying to figure out what the heck you’re going to do with the oysters and caviar

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What Is Merroir & How Can It Help You Be An Oyster Pro

Walk into any oyster bar these days and you’ll be met with a seemingly endless list of oyster varieties; west coast, east coast, and likely several from the same town. As you ponder the list and attempt to choose the type that you want to order, the notion

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Our ears are buzzing! See who listed oysters on their holiday gift guides this year.

It’s here. The one-week countdown to the holidays. You might be struggling to find the perfect gift, wondering what to bring to your neighbor’s holiday party, or brainstorming an unforgettable Christmas Day menu. We may be biased (because it’s how we roll), but oysters check all the

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All About: Marshallberg Caviar

Let’s get real – Caviar is awesome but also intimidating. Like choosing a bottle of wine from an extensive list, the choices are confusing and the often-steep price tag can mean that the stakes are HIGH. Add to that a history of smuggling, overfishing, and environmental degradation

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