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May 19, 2013 05:35 PM
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Shuck your own oysters?

Having been out to the San Francisco Bay Area several times over the past year for work, I've been lucky enough to explore north of SF-proper in the Tomales Bay area and shuck my own oysters. Picture a rickety-looking operation in a cove where oyster beds are just off shore, yet-to-be-shucked oysters can be bought by the bag and size, and you sit at provided picnic-tables and shuck the local bivalves while drinking your preferred adult (or kid-friendly) beverage.

I've been curious to recreate the experience locally and have only come up with Island Creek's somewhat-familiar experience where you rent the boat (not cheap), and do the dirty work yourself:
http://islandcreekoysters.com/ico/far...

Does anything like this exist in our neck of the woods? More or less from the tip of the Cape all the way up through Maine.

Tomales Bay, CA Examples:
http://hogislandoysters.com/farm/picnic
http://tomalesbayoysters.com/app/stor...

(My ultimate goal is to throw together a road trip of sorts hitting the various oyster beds along the way.)

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    1. I've been to Glidden Point Oyster Farm in Maine a few times, and it's always an enjoyable visit.
      http://www.oysterfarm.com/

      1. Did I read that right? A $1000 to harvest your own oysters???

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        1. re: Fishegg

          For $1,000. my group of 8 will stay warm, dry and well fed at ICOB.