Saturday, April 17, 2010

One Norwalk Shellfish operation

I know that Soundbounder did a post recently on Norm Bloom's shellfish operation, but i got to go visit with Stamford's shellfish commission.
The first thing that struck me was the smells, the fresh sea smells.  No decay, rest a wonderful sea salty smell that reminded me of Galveston and the shrimp boats.

Then there are the oysters and clams -piles and pile of them.
They made my mouth water!
Here are pictures:


First the oyster, just harvested, piles of them!:


















Then we get to some of the workings:

















A few boats in dock:








Then to an incoming boat:










The real cultivating of the oysters that he does is incredicble.

Sadly, no samples were available for organoleptic testing.

2 comments:

matthew houskeeper said...

These are good. You got to see the sorting and other work that goes on back at the dock.

EastCoastLife said...

Wow.... what a lot of shellfish! They would be worth a lot if they are sold in Singapore. :D