Fishers Island Oyster Farm: Local Pick up

Regular Week ordering and weekly pick up on Island

Click the logo to place an order online.

Purchase any number of 24ct boxes.

For planning purposes, we will need your order by midnight on Thursday which is our official “cut-off” time for weekly local orders.

Then, just Pick-Up your order between 4 – 6 PM on Friday afternoons from a cooler in our driveway by the basketball hoop. If you are driving from town to Isabella, we are the last left before Penninsula Road. Follow the pavement to the basketball hoop where you will find the cooler.

If someone else is picking up when you arrive, please wait in your car until you are able to maintain a healthy 6 feet of social distance.

Thank you and enjoy!

We’ve taken a turn at updating the Holiday tune “Let it Snow Let it Snow”  written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945 during a heatwave and made famous by Dean Martin.

Photo by Uncle David Burnham DEC2020

 

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But Fishers is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Wow, it doesn’t show signs of abating
We’ve oysters for taste and relating
Buoys on the tree all aglow
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

 

 

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Oyster Recipes

So… do you have any oysters left over? We just wanted to remind you all about our recipes page on our website. You can follow the recipes to a T or use them as inspiration for improvisation. Try this delicious recipe brought to us by Lily Starbuck. Oyster Hors d’Oeuvres on Brown Bread 

Fishers Island Oyster Farm Newsletter

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Thank you so much,

The Fishers Island Oyster Farm Family

We can’t thank you enough!

April 24, 2020

Hello everyone,

The idea for the oyster giveaway that we have been calling April Oyster Joy came from a place of despair. We are farmers and have been challenged by environmental and man-made catastrophes in the past; but nothing prepared us for a pandemic. Our brains and hearts emptied out. Our markets closed, we furloughed our crew, the atmosphere on Fishers was tense and we felt paralyzed.  We thought that giving away oysters might cheer people up.  A small gesture that would make a crisis less terrible.  And thankfully, Izzie Reid, Garnet Reid, Charlie Parsons, and CJ Finan were available to execute the plan.

Well, we hope we cheered you up, but you did much more for us. An old Proverb comes to mind:

If you want a little happiness, eat some oysters.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want to solve your problems, give away your oysters.

April Oyster Joy has filled up our empty tank. Given us ideas on how to go forward.  Your enthusiasm, feedback, pictures and recipes have opened our eyes and given us new direction.  We are taking ourselves to task for being oyster snobs. Pre-pandemic, we eschewed all oyster recipes. “Eat ‘em straight,” we challenged. If you have to add anything, we recommended a tiny bit of champagne to bubble up the effervescent magic of a fresh oyster – in this current atmosphere, that attitude is revealed as truly short-sighted!  Now, thanks to you, we are open to every idea. Pickle ‘em, smoke ‘em, grill ‘em, stew them, fry them, fritter them, freeze them.  Our new motto is: OYSTERS ARE FOR EVERYONE, IN EVERY WAY.

The future is uncertain. No one can predict when restaurants and oyster bars will be back in business. And when they are back, what will they look like? We don’t know. We are going to focus on developing our direct to consumer market and our ambition to make oysters a food choice for everyone. Not just for folks willing to pay $3 a piece at a fancy oyster bar. We aim to encourage Americans to be more like the French. Which means shucking an oyster has to be as normal as opening a can of soup. We have a lot of work ahead of us, made much easier through your encouragement, great photos and recipes.

Thank you very much.

We will leave you with our favorite shucking video. Some of you will remember the shucker and star, Call Nichols. He lived on the Island and was our hatchery manager for a couple years. Here you go.

For easier shucking directions, click here.

All the best,

The Fishers Island Oyster Farm Family

Fishers Island Oyster FarmApril 1, 2020

We are scrambling at Fishers Island Oyster Farm to figure out how to go forward during the current event.

While we are re-organizing, we want to concentrate on things we can do and not focus on all the things we cannot do. We want to work with what we have – and we have oysters!

For the month of April, we are offering free oysters to anyone who is on the island. All you have to do is put in an order with molly@fishersislandoysters.com by Thursday of each week (give her your street address – because Steve doesn’t know where anyone lives) and Steve will deliver to porches on Fridays. We hope this will bring some happiness to our community during this stressful period.

Oysters are particularly good food for times like these. They are quite high in zinc which promotes healthy immune systems.

So please spread the word among your friends who are on Island.

Fishers Island Oyster Farm

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