An Oyster Life (Blog)

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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How Many Oyster Should You Order?

How Many Oyster Should You Order?

 Whether you’re wanting a mid-week treat or planning for a summer oyster roast when things get back to normal, the last thing you want to do is run out of oysters.  Many pros, including Erin Murray, author of Shucked, have some pretty strong opinions about how many oysters you should order.  In a restaurant setting, Murray recommends ordering 6 oysters per person, which could be great for an appetizer. However, ordering in bulk for a party is a different story.  Consider a few things: What else are you serving? If you’re serving another heavy main, people may eat fewer oysters....

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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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Boozy Oysters: Our 3 Favorite Oyster Stouts

Boozy Oysters: Our 3 Favorite Oyster Stouts

Oysters are delicious. Beer is delicious. It only makes sense that when paired together, there’s even more deliciousness to be had. 

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4 Unconventional Oyster Recipes For The Grill

4 Unconventional Oyster Recipes For The Grill

Try one of these unique recipes the next time you order a batch!

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Summer Update

Summer Update

Farming. Surrendering to the process and digging in.  This has been the routine on the farm the past 6 months.  Coming out of a long hard winter with a large loss in inventory, we have been rebuilding and learning much about ourselves, our environment and our oyster.  Today we are finally back shipping oysters again with a bright outlook.                 We are dedicated to the craft and the people that support it.  Thank you for sticking with us!   What we have been up to... -We have expanded our growing capacity by nearly 1/3 on...

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White Stone Summer 2018

White Stone Summer 2018

Summer on the Chesapeake is a special time. With 4 very distinct seasons, summer brings a roar of life back to waters that were frozen solid a few short months ago.

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