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VIDEO: Giving thanks to the Bay

We farm oysters in the very water where the Mayflower arrived four hundred years ago. We live on the land cultivated by generations of farmers and foragers that came before us. We feel the same seasonal cues deep in our bones, reminding us each fall that it’s

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It’s Fat Oyster Season | Fall Farm Update

Sorry kids, vacation is over! Just last month it seemed like summertime would never end. Daylight hours felt as long as the line at our Raw Bar Truck, leaves were still a perky green, and our dusty sweaters were buried deep in closets where they belonged. Now

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The Forgotten Fruit: Foraging Rose Hips

  Rose hips are appealing because they are often forgotten. These dense rose plants are known for their sprawling nature, taking over the dunes of New England in the summer time, peppering the coast with beautiful pink and white “beach roses”, and protecting our coast line from

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Give Squid A Chance

When most people think of fishermen and others who make their living from the sea, they often think monolithically. They envision the lobsterman or the “goddam sword boat captain” or, well, the oyster farmer.  The reality is that so many people making a living in our coastal communities rely

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Island Creek Goes Clamming

Robert teaches us how to spot, size and cook clams in time for Labor Day. Watch it go down.    The benefit of living/working/playing on the water is the bounty of the bay. Sure, we grow oysters, but we also spend our free time swimming, fishing

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Foraging Sea Beans

Sea beans, the mystical asparagus of the marsh, is one of my favorite things to forage. Sometimes foraging feels dangerous (mushrooms) or elusive (truffles), useless (pine needles?) or even just not delicious (dandelion greens). But not sea beans! Stumble upon them once in the marsh and you’ll

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Harvest, cull, count, wash, bag. Repeat. | Summer Farm Update

What does ‘peak summer’ mean to you? Is it hazy afternoons licking melted ice cream off your hands or waiting in line for the perfect lobster roll? For oyster farmers, peak summer is marked by 12 hour days on the water and shuttling gear from one corner

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WATCH: Bill’s July 4th Angry Oysters Recipe

Angry Oysters July 4th Grilled Oysters Recipe by Bill “Yum Yum” Weiss If you follow the Island Creek sales team on the insta (@oysteresses) you’ll notice all that juicy food content as of late. Turns out we aren’t just a bunch of salty oyster farmers. A lot

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Robert’s Mojito Recipe

As Head of Operations, Robert spends his time running around the farm doing a whole lot of operational things; packaging, inventory, maintenance, managing, digging, tweaking, training, etc. One day he’s building garden beds for fresh vegetables (and mint for mojitos!), the next day he is setting up

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Growing Up Oyster | High Tide Oyster Farm

When we arrived to meet Chris Warner and his son Garrett at the Starbucks in Bath, ME, we took a quick look around and immediately saw two pairs of muddy knee high rubber boots sitting in the corner. A sure fire sign of an oyster farmer. “I’m

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