Category Archives: oysters

An Oyster Hatchery Grows in New York City

For the last year, I’ve been cultivating a small oyster garden in NYC Harbor as part of the NY/NJ Baykeepers oyster gardening program. It has been a journey full of unexpected delights, failures and mysteries. This year, the oyster gardening … Continue reading

Meetup: Oyster Shucking Workshop & Dinner

Maybe you love eating oysters, but do you also know how to shuck them? It’s not difficult and it’s not dangerous, especially when you’ll be getting guidance from some of New York’s most enthusiastic ostreaphiles! On Monday, June 23, we’ll … Continue reading

Oyster Garden: Who Will Survive?

We’ve had a wet winter and chilly spring here in New York, one that has stymied the plans of gardeners and farmers hoping to get an early start to the growing season. While they aren’t plants dependent on photosynthesis, oysters … Continue reading

Brooklyn Folks: Get Oysters Delivered to Your Door!

Photo: Montauk Pearl Oysters / Good Eggs Good news, Brooklyn! We’ve partnered with Good Eggs to launch seafood sales of our top East Coast products. For the first time, you can buy fresh, regional oysters, clams and mussels from us … Continue reading

Oyster Garden: The Numbers Are In

Photos: W&T Seafood In the late summer months immediately after obtaining my oyster garden, I spent most of my time mucking off sea squirts and struggling to make sure the cage had enough water flow. Luckily, as the weather got … Continue reading

Forty North Oyster Farm: Surviving and Thriving Post-Hurricane Sandy

Photos: W&T Seafood In the fall of 2012, Forty North Oyster Farm had just begun planting their first crop of oysters. Mere days later, Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern seaboard, destroying coastal towns and remaking the shoreline. “Of the 300 … Continue reading