Why Choose Merritt Island Oysters?
Locally Raised from Seed
Growing oysters gives back to the local environment. One adult oyster filters approximately 50 gallons of water a day while feeding.
Oysters are great for your health! They are chock a block full of omega-3 fatty acids, proteins and minerals. Not to mention their famed aphrodisiac status.
GROWN IN THE NEW MEADOWS RIVER
THE FARM IS POSITIONED IN COLD, PRISTINE, FAST FLOWING NEW MEADOWS RIVER THAT RESULT IN A DELICIOUS TIDE-TUMBLED OYSTER WITH A SWEET & SLIGHTLY BRINY MERROIR.
Jordi St. John
Jordi's strong desire to spend most of his time on the ocean stems from his childhood. He spent his summers between Phippsburg, ME and Mystic CT, and his first jobs included teaching sailing lessons and launch tending at Sebasco Harbor Resort. At times working on the water has been his main source of income, whether it was delivering boats or captaining windjammers under his 100 ton license. Since he started an "indoor desk job" he has been searching for a way to return to the water to pursue this passion. Oyster farming has been fulfilling this need, and he has thrown his heart into it.
Sylvan Aislyn Katrina
The farmhands help ranges from cleaning the oysters, swimming while the oysters are being cleaned, doing the accounting, marketing and social media associated with the farm.