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September 1, 2020
Spat to Slurp Series

Part II: Farming Typically, when most people think of farming, they may picture vast rural landscapes of various crops. Oyster farming, a type of aquaculture, may not immediately come to mind, but it is a fascinating practice that dates back thousands of years. It is understood that the ancient Romans practiced oyster farming until it […]

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August 21, 2020
Spat to Slurp Series

Part I: Spats It’s normal to feel a sense of detachment from the origins of our food and the path it takes to us. When you’re asking for your second… or tenth… oyster at an event, or you are enjoying them at your favorite restaurant, you may be curious about how these creatures found their […]

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July 24, 2020
Four Environmental Benefits of Oyster Farms

By naturally benefiting the water, air, and wildlife that make up surrounding ecosystems, oyster farms provide valuable environmental services to coastal waters and estuaries. This in turn contributes to the environmental and economic health of local communities. Here are four environmental benefits of oyster farms. Water Filtration Farmed oysters and other shellfish feed by moving […]

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July 17, 2020
The Role of an Oyster Farmer

Ever wonder what your oysters have experienced before they make it to your happy hour platter? Yes, oysters are farmed⁠—but there aren’t any plows or tractors involved. In fact, an oyster farmer’s job heavily involves hands-on harvesting, gnarly conditions, and helping to protect the environment. Discover the juicy details surrounding their line of work and […]

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July 14, 2020
Oyster Wars

Personally, I’m always (and I’m sure many others are) willing to fight for the last oyster in the bucket. However, perhaps not to the point of open conflict. The popularity and profitability of oyster production in the 19th and 20th centuries led to what has been called the “Oyster Wars.” The was an ongoing struggle between oyster […]

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April 28, 2020
Which Nutrients Are in Oysters?

You probably know (and love) that oysters can be eaten so many different ways. But did you know that they contain numerous nutrients and health benefits? Dazzle your friends with these health facts next time you indulge together. Vitamin D Since the sun is the most common source of vitamin D, those living in places […]

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March 31, 2020
Why Oyster Shells Should Get a Second Life

Before you throw out your empty oyster shells, consider saving them. Of all places, your garden can benefit from oyster shells as plants pull nutrients from them. Oyster shells are perfect for your soil because they have natural calcium and minerals that plant roots can absorb. You can purchase crushed oyster shells from most landscaping […]

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March 17, 2020
Why You Should Be Eating More Oysters

We all know oysters are delicious. But, they also offer a range of nutritional benefits, making them a perfect addition to a healthy, balanced diet. See how this luxurious and wonderfully simple food can help improve your quality of life. Benefits to Your Physical Health Oysters are proven to be a smart choice for a […]

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March 10, 2020
Does Eating More Oysters Help the Environment?

Whether you eat your oysters Rockefeller style or with a simple squeeze of lemon, it’s hard to deny that this modest mollusk has stayed a staple of seafood consumption throughout history. As consumers increasingly evaluate their food beyond how it tastes, though, many question the effect oysters have on the environment at large. If you’re […]

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February 20, 2020
The 19th Century Oyster Boom in America

Oysters were an American favorite long before happy hours stepped into the spotlight. In the 1800s, oysters were enjoyed in cities large and small at an astonishing rate. In fact, New Yorkers gulped an average of 600 oysters per year during this time! However, since the 1990s, American oyster consumption has steadily declined, which begs […]

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