An Oyster Life (Blog) — Aquaculture

Cherish the Chesapeake: Ways to Help Preserve the Bay

Cherish the Chesapeake: Ways to Help Preserve the Bay

Our mission isn’t just to provide you with delicious oysters shipped fresh to your door. We also want to do our part to help preserve and improve the invaluable Chesapeake bay watershed. Oyster farming brings much needed revenue to the area and the oysters themselves act as filters, helping to clean the bay’s water and improving the overall ecosystem for other wildlife.  As global warming, pollution and other factors continue to put more and more pressure onto this crucial watershed, it’s important we find ways to help. Here are a few ways you can help protect the Chesapeake Bay: Pick...

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FAQ- Everything You Need To Know About Whitestone Oysters

FAQ- Everything You Need To Know About Whitestone Oysters

I got my oysters, now what?   Easy! Unpack the box, store sack in a cooler or pour oysters into a bowl for storing in the fridge. You can also check out our blog on serving raw oysters for more tips.   For the fridge: You want to be careful not to let your oysters dry out, which is why the damp towel is important. If you’re storing oysters on ice, make sure they don’t sit in freshwater. Stored properly, your oysters should keep for up to 10 days.    Spotting a dead oyster is simple. If the bivalves are...

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The Story of the Shuck; A Brief History of Oyster Shuckers

The Story of the Shuck; A Brief History of Oyster Shuckers

People have been opening oysters as long as we’ve been eating them. At some point, we were bashing them open with rocks, or heating them with fire. As we’ve evolved, so have our oyster shuckers. PHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY The oyster revolution of the Chesapeake- fleets of boats full of teams of men would hit the shore with their precious cargo, and their shanks. The first oyster knives on the Chesapeake were produced in Crisfield, Maryland and dated back to the early 1900s. They were originally made of iron rods, with one tapered side and one blunt side....

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What Do Oysters Eat? (And Why Does It Matter?)

What Do Oysters Eat? (And Why Does It Matter?)

There are a lot of myths around what oysters eat and how it affects their flavor. We’re going to bust some common oyster myths and show you how sustainable oyster farming creates a halo effect of benefits for the entire ecosystem.

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