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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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The Norumbega Boys

Eric Peters greets us wearing a proud “Bates Dad” hat, and says the guys have been looking forward to this. I can only imagine who these “guys” are that are looking forward to having their picture taken. Usually farmers are on the slightly reserved side, shying away

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Jordan Kramer: A true (Maine) Renaissance Man

Maine is pretty magical. Just 30 minutes north of busy Portland, you can quickly end up in what feels like the middle of the nowhere. Earlier this spring we found ourselves driving down a winding road, thickly lined with trees, fallen pine needles, an occasional home tucked

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She’s A Badass Mother Farmer

Meet Cara Joly, one half of the team behind Joly Oysters. She’s a badass mother farmer. Along with her husband, Jon, they started growing their own oysters in 2016 in Dennis, MA. Not only is she a farmer, but a freelance interior designer and mother to two

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Maine Month: Meet Snow Island Oysters

The thing about oyster farming is that everyone starts for different reasons. Some people can’t get enough of how the taste, some inherited prime farming land, others studied their biology, and some are like the Quahog Bay Conservancy. Founded by Pat and Mary Scanlan in 2014, the conservancy’s

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Maine Month: The Second Coming

Ahhhhhh, Maine. Ayuh, it’s tough to wrap your head around exactly what Maine does to you, but we’ve never met anyone that didn’t like it (unless they visited in February). There is the obvious essential vacation vibes ranging from lobster rolls and fried clam shacks to old-money

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We’re warming up! Spring Farm Update

We’ve made it! The frosty sweep of winter is almost behind us and spring weather is emerging from the lingering chill. Our oysters have spent the winter months in subdued hibernation (YES, oysters hibernate!) – which means no filtering of water, no eating, and no strengthening of

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Boston Runs on Oysters and Why You Should Too…

We all know oysters are the ultimate food (duh.), but did you know that there is more to our beloved little bivalves than shucking, merroir, and good times? Oysters are actually one of the ultimate “power foods” for athletes, especially endurance athletes. Admittedly, summer evenings at our

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