oysters in seattle in july??
Yes, usually. Like the SF Bay area, Puget Sound doesn't usually get warm enough for Pacific oysters to spawn (and it is when oysters spawn that they get kind of yukky, though it's not something that will kill you, like a red tide outbreak). Sometimes if it's been very warm for a prolonged period of time some shallow oyster growing bays do warm up, and the oysters aren't at their best. In any case, if there was any question about local oysters, Elliot's would probably import them from nothern BC like they did last year when we had an outbreak of something-or-other that made our local oysters off-limits.