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VIDEO: May your gloves stay warm, and your boots dry.

 While we aren’t sure what 2020 will bring, there is one thing about the New Year that we know for sure…come January 1, you’ll find us where we’ve always been: knee-deep in the ocean tending to the oysters that started this crazy adventure. And we hope

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A Letter on the Winter Solstice

Friends, Today marks the winter solstice: a specific moment in time when we are given a glimpse of hope in an otherwise dark and cold season. The beauty of being an oyster farmer is that you don’t need a calendar to know where you are in the season.

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VIDEO: Angels on Horseback Recipe

Yes, Dana likes it raw. But she also likes it wrapped in bacon (and BONUS, topped with caviar or roe!) Straight from the Island Creek Kitchen, Dana shows us how to drink…uh…wow this holiday with the simplest show-stopping recipe you’ll make this holiday season. Angels on Horseback

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From the banks of Miam-ah, Oklahoma

In the early Spring of this year, our team flew to Miami, Oklahoma (yes, you read that right!) to learn more about the newest product to excite our tastebuds: Paddlefish Roe. Comparable to the complex, earthy and salty flavors of Sterling and Marshallberg Caviar, Paddlefish Roe is

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RECIPE: Island Creek Oyster Stuffing

Island Creek Oyster Stuffing Recipe One common theme you’ll find at our Island Creek Thanksgiving table is classic New England dishes. From whole boiled lobsters, oysters on the half shell, and cooked shrimp with Row 34 Cocktail Sauce, to one of our family favorites: Island Creek Oyster Stuffing.

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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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