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Live Free and Shuck: Oyster Farm Discussion and Demonstration

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Ever wanted to know how an oyster grows? Or how an oyster farm is run? Or why this keystone species is important to the ecosystem of the bay? Join Laura, owner of Fox Point Oysters, for a guided, interactive discussion about oysters and oyster farming, while standing on the banks of the beautiful tidal waters of Little Bay, part of the Great Bay estuary on Sunday, August 18th. See how aquaculture gear is used to grow productive oyster yields, and learn how these friendly bivalves help protect our waters. A shucking demonstration will give participants the chance to learn from a pro to be able to show off to their friends and family. Do you already love oysters? Bring a friend to show them why!

What to bring: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet or muddy along with water shoes or boots. If the tide is up we may be ankle deep in the bay or standing on soft mud. Flip flops and sandals are not safe. Bring your own sunscreen. Make sure to have a towel and dry footwear to change into after the demonstration.

You can order oysters at foxpointoysters.com for pick up after the event during Fox Point Oysters Saturday Sale in the parking lot at the Scammell Bridge (the same place you will park). Choose the August 18th pick up date in the drop down menu. You can also purchase oysters on site while supplies last. Be sure to bring a cooler with ice to transport them home!

Additional details: The location is on a muddy shoreline with no restroom available. This demonstration will require you to walk down stairs to access the shoreline. If you are not comfortable balancing while walking through mud or along rocky, uneven shores, you may want to sit this one out.

Parking at Scammell Bridge eastbound parking lot



Scammell Bridge Parking Lot
250 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH 03824 United States
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