Oyster shucking!

Tomales Bay is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in North California. The currents here make it very favorable for Oyster Farming, which is one of the major industries in this region.

We visited the Hog Island Oyster Company which has been raising oysters and shellfish since 1983. The farm in Tomales Bay offers a tour for the public. The tour starts with an introduction to oyster farming. The tour also included a tour of the farm shed with all the machinery and a taste of fresh oysters. This was our first time eating oysters. They were good! Our guide also showed us how to shuck oysters.

The small restaurant at the farm also sells fresh and barbecued oysters. We also tried the barbecued oysters which were good as well. The farm also offers picnic tables which can be reserved. Public can also buy oysters that have not been shucked.

Oyster shucking

Oyster shucking

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