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Table Tip: Creating an Oyster Snack Spread for the Holidays

Table Tip: Creating an Oyster Snack Spread for the Holidays

While the holidays are certainly going to feel different this year, there’s no reason to deny yourself the comforts of home. There are few things more enjoyable in this world than spending a special morning watching movies, opening presents and snacking with family. The holiday charcuterie board has become a staple on many tables, but this guide shows you how to add fresh oysters to the mix.  The inspiration for this seafood charcuterie board comes from Chef Christ Cosentino of Jackrabbit. A combination of charcuterie board and seafood tower, part warm bread, sausages, chilis and of course fresh oysters.  Here...

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2020 Gift Guide: WhiteStone Oysters

2020 Gift Guide: WhiteStone Oysters

Not sure what to get the oyster nut, farm-to-table loving person in your family? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our 2020 holiday gift guide below! WhiteStone Hoodies & Crews They’re literally fresh off the press. These super comfy designs are printed on a super-soft poly cotton blend that holds it shape and color. We’ve revitalized our ‘shuck ‘em all’ graphic with the hunter orange treatment to keep you visible on the bay or in the field and added our collegiate “WhiteStone” design, perfect for the gym, lounging at the house or hanging at the cookout. Shop both...

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5 Ways to Enjoy Oysters This Holiday

5 Ways to Enjoy Oysters This Holiday

Tis’ the season for everything delicious. From turkey, roast duck and stuffing to sweets and pies the holidays are made for food. As it so happens, oysters are one of the greatest celebration foods. Winter oysters tend to be sweeter and crisper than at any other point during the year. They’re so popular, in fact, that in many countries- like France, up to 70% of their total annual oyster consumption happens over the holidays. Our savory, miso oysters are perfect for offsetting rich holiday foods. Here are 5 easy ways to dress your oysters for your holiday feast: Chili Fried...

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December Shipping Calendar

December Shipping Calendar

Plan your December oyster orders with our handy shipping calendar! Don't forget, we offer free Fed Ex 2nd Day air shipping! Saturday deliveries are available for a $30 flat rate, and we can always rush your order for a $20 flat rate.  Have other questions about how to keep or store oysters? Check out our FAQ page. 

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Traditional Turkey Day- Why Your Thanksgiving Spread Should Include Oysters

Traditional Turkey Day- Why Your Thanksgiving Spread Should Include Oysters

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate what matters most, our connection to one another. While oysters aren’t commonly associated with a Thanksgiving feast, they actually played a larger role in the origination of the holiday than you’d think.   The mollusks were likely feature prominently on the tables of early American settlers, unlike a turkey. At the time, oysters were a very popular food source for coastal colonies. However, they were also sometimes considered more of a hardship food than a delicacy.   During this time period, oysters were an easy food to gather....

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Shuck & Stuff- The Ultimate Oyster Stuffing Round Up

Shuck & Stuff- The Ultimate Oyster Stuffing Round Up

Stuffing is as essential to Thanksgiving as turkey on the table. This year, try something different by making a delicious oyster stuffing. We gathered some of the best recipes from Cajun style stuffing to a hearty Southern BLT dish. Check out the recipes below and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to show off your thanksgiving feasts! Herbed Oyster Stuffing Photo: Epicurious Butter, herbs and oysters combine in this recipe from Epicurious to create a savory and filling oyster stuffing. Its’ perfect for the timid oyster eater and makes 8-10 servings. Ingredients: 2 loaves Italian or French bread (1...

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Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

While there’s no wrong way to eat an oyster, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re experiencing them to the fullest. Oysters often reflect the flavors of where they're grown. Their terroir can vary by season, region and salinity of the water they’re in. Use these tips to help get the full oyster experience the next time you order.  Don’t pour out the oyster liqueur or rinse the oyster with water. The liqueur is an essential part of the oyster’s merroir. Use it to help build the oyster’s full flavor profile. Carefully pick out shell fragments...

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