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Winter is Coming

It’s that time of year when the water starts to cool down and the oysters start to slow down. That means it’s time to start planning for the winter. Things change a bit on the farm as we go into winter. Right now the water is still in the low 70s and the oysters are still growing. This is a sweet spot for growth, and we’ll get one last surge as the oysters start to fatten up for hibernation. Once the water gets below 60, growth will slow, but won’t really stop until it gets down to the low 40’s; with that said, growth is effectively done below 50. This means we are making a last push to get everything...

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Grilled Oysters with a Kick

 Ingredients ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup finely chopped parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon ground red pepper ½ teaspoon hot sauce 2 dozen large fresh oysters on the half shell Directions Preheat grill to 450°. Pulse first 8 ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Arrange oysters in a single layer on grill. Spoon 2 tsp. butter mixture into each oyster; grill, uncovered, 7 minutes or until edges curl.  Note: You can also broil the oysters instead of a grill isn’t available. Preheat your broiler with the oven rack 3 inches from heat. Place oysters in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan. Broil 4 minutes or until...

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