Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

 Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve got just what you need to make dad smile. Of course, delicious oysters shipped straight to dad’s door are a no-brainer, but our new summer 2020 tees and handmade oyster knives from Join or Die are a perfect addition. Check out some gift ideas below. Whitestone Gift Card It’s perfect for the dad that has it all. Let pop pick his own gift or decide when he gets his next shipment of fresh, delicious oysters. Join or Die Oyster Knife Custom oyster shucker made exclusively for WhiteStone by Virginia's Join or...

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Stay Shuckin’: The Health Benefits of Eating Oysters

Stay Shuckin’: The Health Benefits of Eating Oysters

Oysters are sustainable, convenient and healthy food. Integrating them into your diet can have a lot of benefits, including boosting your immune system. Let’s take a look at some of the facts.  According to Healthline, a standard 3.5 ounce serving of oysters contains several valuable minerals, almost as much protein as an egg and low calories. Calories: 68 Protein: 7 grams Fat: 3 grams Vitamin D: 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) Thiamine (vitamin B1): 7% of the RDI Niacin (vitamin B3): 7% of the RDI Vitamin B12: 324% of the RDI Iron: 37% of the RDI Magnesium: 12% of the RDI Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI Zinc: 605% of...

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Tips for Serving Raw Oysters

Tips for Serving Raw Oysters

If you’re new to oysters, storing, preparing and serving them can seem a little intimidating. Check out these easy tips to help you become an oyster pro.  Storing Oysters Oysters are alive right up until you cook or eat them. We ship our oysters in durable Styrofoam coolers with several ice packs to preserve freshness. When they arrive, open the cooler and give the mesh bag a once-over to see if any oysters are dead on arrival. Throw away any that are open, or have broken shells. Then you’re ready to put them in the fridge. If possible, store them...

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