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Farmer: Jim O'Shea
Location: Plymouth, MA
Farming Technique: Jim works a 4 acre grant on White’s Flat in Plymouth Bay. The crew nurses seed in floating bags before transferring the crop to trays for the duration of the grow out. The farm is located a quick boat ride from shore, about a quarter of a mile, and the oysters are harvested by hand at low tide.
Unique Factor: For Jim, oyster farming is a true family business. In 2012, he received the first lease on Plymouth’s White Flat, and shortly after, Jim’s brother Gene and his wife Nengsai started their own farm just a stone’s throw away. In 2014, Jim was joined full-time by his daughter Ina and her longtime friend Sean. We consider ‘em family too, in fact, these oysters are some of Skip’s favorites…and he rarely picks favorites.
Salinity: About a 7 out of 10 (a bit brinier than the ICOs)
Flavor Notes: These oysters take nearly 3 years to reach market size, which means the cups are deep and shells rock hard! Straight brine and full of meat.