Choice Oysters

Great Bay, New Hampshire

Choice Oysters is a small New Hampshire oyster farm. We are locally owned and operated and our oysters are grown in the chilled waters of the Great Bay estuary.

NASCAR's GREG BIFFLE, #16 COMES TO CHOICE OYSTERS AND FOX POINT OYSTERS TO TALK OYSTERS...

 Greg Biffle, Krystin Ward (Choice Oysters), and Laura Ward (Fox Point Oysters) on Pearl   -Photo Credit: NH Speedway, Alan MacRae

Greg Biffle, Krystin Ward (Choice Oysters), and Laura Ward (Fox Point Oysters) on Pearl   -Photo Credit: NH Speedway, Alan MacRae


   Members of Durham's Leadership Team meet with Krystin Ward (far left)     and Ray Grizzle (far right) this week to learn about oyster cultivation in     Little Bay.    -Courtesy Todd Selig

Members of Durham's Leadership Team meet with Krystin Ward (far left) and Ray Grizzle (far right) this week to learn about oyster cultivation in Little Bay.   -Courtesy Todd Selig

LEADERSHIP TEAM RECEIVES PRESENTATION FROM CHOICE OYSTERS & WAGON HILL OYSTERS

At this week’s Leadership Team meeting involving Durham’s various department heads and other staff members, we received a very interesting presentation from Krystin Ward and Ray Grizzle of Choice Oysters and Wagon Hill Oysters, respectively.  In an effort to educate staff regarding what is happening in and around the Great Bay Estuary, Mr. Selig invited Ms. Ward and Mr. Grizzle to provide an overview of their oyster farm operations.  At the present time, there are a total of 12 oyster farms in Little Bay. 


  The WHOLESOME WAVE Team: Rebecca and Faith, PHOTOGRAPHER AND CYCLIST: Glenn Charles, and me, Krystin Ward/CHOICEOYSTERS! 

The WHOLESOME WAVE Team: Rebecca and Faith, PHOTOGRAPHER AND CYCLIST: Glenn Charles, and me, Krystin Ward/CHOICEOYSTERS! 

WHOLESOME WAVE AND THE FARM TO TABLE CYCLE

Their visit was part of The Farm to Table Cycle which is a 400 mile, 16 day solo bicycle and photography journey to raise awareness around the people and organizations who are working to build a brighter and more sustainable food system. Led by cyclist and photographer, Glenn Charles, we will be making more than 40 stops, highlighting the issues that touch our food system daily, including food security, farming and sustainability, food waste, dairy and livestock production, local food processing and infrastructure, school meals, institutional food purchasing and farm to table dining.

After a trip to the oyster farm, we took a ride over to (UNH's) Kingman Farm where we recycle oyster shells from our local restaurants and festivals. The NH Agricultural Experiment Station is responsible for transport and storing or "seasoning" the shell for a year or so until Ray Grizzle (UNH Ph.D.) and I (UNH Research Technician....my other job) return it back to Great Bay to serve as "cultch" for naturally occurring oyster larvae to set on.

NH Oyster Shell Recycling Program: http://www.grizzlecoastalconsulting.com/oyster-shell-recycling-program.html

http://www.farmtotablecycle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/farm2tablecycle

 

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