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.
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