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Oysters by the Shore – Sorry, sold out!
April 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$50
Join Sheldrake for an event that promises to be as educational as it is tasty! Jeff Northrop, Founder and owner of Hummock Island Shellfish, will teach attendees about organic oyster farming and treat you to samples of his delicious, locally grown oysters.
Hummock Island was established in 2010 to revive the century-old family business of growing oysters on shellfish beds in Westport, CT, that were granted to his ancestors in 1857. Hummock Island owns 200 acres of prime oyster beds in clear shallow waters, which are exempt from state regulation and federal property control. This means that their tidelands can never be revoked because they own the physical land beneath the water itself. The pristine environment gives Hummock Island oysters a taste specific to Westport, delivering a refined crisp flavor within succulent white meats. The meroir creates an epicurean relationship between time, place and palette unlike any other!
A complimentary signature beverage is included with your ticket along with light appetizers. ..And plenty of delicious, organic oysters – of course!
Sorry, sold out!
Year round, Sheldrake Environmental Center offers monthly guided Neighborhood Nature walks; in the springtime join us for compost bin sales and workshops, along with Earth Day clean-ups; and in the fall, we have our Fall Festival and International Coastal Clean Up. Use the listing below to find the kind of events you would like to enjoy at Sheldrake Environmental Center.