Wanna Be an Oyster Farmer?

Jul 30, 2011

For just one day? Here’s your chance.

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10 Responses to Wanna Be an Oyster Farmer?

  1. Jean-Francois Girodo says:


    I’d like to have information about oyster fishing jobs in PEI.


  2. Kendra says:

    $1250!!! If I could, for charitable purposes, I would, but I can’t afford that. Just e-mail some of the oyster farms around the country, I found several that were willing for an extra hand for a day or two.

  3. Blake says:

    re Kendra: $1250 is out of my budget as well, even if that is for a group of up to 10 people. Did you come across any farms around New York that would take on a hard worker for a day? I love getting my hands dirty and escaping the city whenever I can. This would be excellent! Thanks!
    -Blake ([email protected])

  4. rowan says:

    If you want to do it vicariously on the cheap, check out Erin Byers Murray’s book SHUCKED, about her year working on the Island Creek Oyster farm, coming out in October.

  5. Blake says:

    Hi Rowan,
    I just bought your book, “A Geography of Oysters.” It was supposed to arrive to my NYC apt. today but UPS missed the mark. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the tip on Erin Byers Murray’s book. I’ll be on the look out!

  6. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    We are always looking for new experiences with hosts, and will use these comments to guide us in the future. Stay tuned for more like this soon!

  7. Kendra says:

    I actually got in touch with Cuttyhunk in Massachusetts and they said they’d be happy to let me lend a hand to learn about farming. I have a dream one day to be an oyster farmer….

  8. juan angulo says:

    I would liked to learn about farming..,its interisting.,in newyork i love oysters.,any school.,or helping to learn.,please let me know.,and also ways to cook.,please tks.,juan from queens new york.

  9. Shawna says:

    Does anyone know of any opportunities on or around the North Fork or environs?

  10. rowan says:

    Talk to Karen Rivara at the Peconic Land Trust’s Shellfisher Reserve in Southhold. You can reach Karen via the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative.

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