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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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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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