Saturday, December 14, 2013

Island Creek Oyster Moving Into Retail

Island Creek Oysters is going retail

According to a story by Lauren DiTullio in the Patriot Ledger

Until now,  the easiest way to enjoy Island Creek Oysters was to visit a fine sea food restaurant and order off the  menu. Or if you were adept with a shucking knife to order them through their web-site.

That will soon change as the high profile  aquaculture farm plans to open a retail location in its Duxbury hometown next week.

island creek oyster growers
Island Creek Oystermen hard at work.

The shop is on Parks Street, the home of Bennett Lobster & Seafood, which Island Creek Oysters founder and owner Skip Bennett has operated for some time.

In addition to oysters, the store will sell razor clams, littleneck clams and shrimp prepared using a family recipe. While less known razor clams make for a delightful change from littlenecks and cook up well.

In 2010, Bennett and two Boston restaurant veterans launched the popular dining hotspot Island Creek Oyster Bar at Kenmore Square.

The team is not all commercial. They were very helpful to the Mass Oyster Project in its early days as we sought to become active in oyster restoration. We cannot say enough good things about Skip and his team.

And through the Island Creek Foundation, Bennett has built a shellfish hatchery in Tanzania in an effort to provide more food for Africa.


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