The following oyster farms ship their own oysters directly to customers, meaning unparalleled freshness. You’ll need an oyster knife, of course; the Narragansett, by R Murphy Knives, is the one you want.
American Mussel Harvesters
North Kingston, RI 401-294-8999
Home of Narragansett Bay’s Quonset Point, Beavertail, and Umami oysters. Also sells PEI’s best oysters, including Raspberry Points.
Grassy Bar Oysters
Morro Bay, CA 877-552-GIOS
Briny Pacific oysters from California’s Central Coast, shipped by Giovanni’s Fish Market, which also sells other varieties. Type OYSTERS20 into the coupon box to receive 20% off your first purchase, courtesy of Oysterguide.
Hama Hama Oyster Company
Lilliwaup, WA 360-877-5811
Natural-set Hood Canal oysters in several sizes, as well as smoked oysters and pickled oysters from Hama Hama’s own recipe, plus Hama Hama’s jewel-like tumbled Blue Pool oysters.
Island Creek Oyster
Duxbury, MA 781-934-2028
The reigning kings of east coast oysters (read about it here), Island Creeks have become the standard against which others are judged. Crisp, firm, and very briny.
Shelton, WA 360-426-6178
One of the largest growers in Washington State, with farms throughout the region. Taylor sells Kumamotos, several sizes of Pacifics from different bays, plus smoked oysters and more. They are one of the only growers of Olympias, and the exclusive grower of Totten Inlet Virginicas and Shigokus, two of the most delicious oysters in the world.