Ep 156: The Importance of Oysters to Florida Ecosystems

Oysters are an extremely important part of the Florida ecosystem. As the wild oyster population is recovering around Appalachicola, countless oyster farmers are doing their part in saving the ecosystem while also supplying us with great-tasting oysters.

On today’s episode is @keller_oystermom who is doing her part to save this important industry. In our interview, well chat about what led her to oyster farming, the process of growing/harvesting/and the art of shucking, as well as the role oysters play in the Florida ecosystem.


Show Notes:

  • Oyster Mom’s Background
  • Working with Nature Conservancy
  • Getting started Oyster farming
  • Oyster Bay, FL
  • Apalachicola Bay, FL
  • History of oysters in Florida
  • Oyster farming practices
  • Importance of oysters to ecosystems
  • Florida water issues – Apalachicola industry
  • Oysters vs Scallops… Oyster training
  • Ways to eat oysters… Where and how to buy – Warehouse, Red Hills Online Market Misconceptions – eating oysters only in months with an “R”
  • What is one common myth about oysters and even just other mollusks?

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1 Comment

  1. This was so much fun. Thank you for interviewing me. OysterMom

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