Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Winterizing

Over the weekend we managed to winterize and sink half of the farm. Each year it gets a little easier, but it is still a huge undertaking. The oyster cages need to be re-rigged and their pontoons filled with water before they can be slowly lowered into the briny deep. It's stressful and grueling work that can only be done when the tide is slack at dead low.

I'm very eager to get the rest of the farm put-away, but the next daytime low tides come next week. Let's all hope the weather gets nice!




Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Oysters

We are planning a special Thanksgiving harvest next week. Oysters will be available on Wednesday (pick-up by appointment). Please place your orders by Sunday night. Our direct order price is $1.50ea. 

This may be our last harvest of the season (depending on the weather/seas).

See more details on our orders page:   http://www.winneganceoysterfarm.com/p/csa.html


Monday, November 14, 2016

Two or three weeks left...

We are quickly approaching the end of oyster season. I'll be harvesting at least until Thanksgiving week and possibly once more.

The water has cooled and the oysters are growing much slower. I'm finding myself cursing daylight savings time as I rush to finish big projects at afternoon-dusk.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

OPEN!

The harvest closure has JUST lifted. I'll be on the water this afternoon harvesting (in case tomorrow's heavy rain closes things again). Reserve your oysters by tonight. Pick-up by appointment Thur/Fri. orders@winneganceoysterfarm.com

If the coast stays open I could potentially harvest again this weekend if there is interest. Email for details. It would likely be a Sun. harvest.

On another note, I'll be giving a short talk about my Northeast SARE research project tomorrow at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath as a part of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's lecture series. There are are some interesting speakers at tomorrow's event. Take a look-
http://kennebecestuary.org/fall-lecture-series-2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Flood closure continues...

Nearly all of the state is still under a shellfish harvest closure due to recent heavy rainstorms.

If you are interested in reserving oysters when harvesting reopens, email: orders@winneganceoysterfarm.com

I'd suspect we'll be back open by the weekend (just a guess).