Deep Bay - Vancouver Island, B.C.
FATHOM SEAFOOD EXCLUSIVE
COLD CANADIAN WATER = GREAT FLAVOR
Grown in trays hung from floating rafts in some of the coldest, cleanest waters in the world.
Deep, Cold, Northwest Paradise
Purely A Family Business
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Ron has been doing oysters for about 35 years. He started in 7th grade elementary school bagging shells and a year later he was working on the beach. 25 years ago Ron started farming on the beach. 10 years later Ron made a switch, and began perfecting deep water farming.
When Ron and Cindy met, Cindy was looking to change careers and start her own business. Cindy was operating in the traditional office environment. Ron mentioned a Processing Plant. Cindy went all in and traded in her skirts and heels (office attire) for sweatshirts and gumboots (which she now has in every color).
The Oyster Processing Plant took time, hard work, a lot of obstacles to finally open, they were able to say "WE DID IT!!!!!"
They love that they are able to grow their Oysters from seed. The seed goes directly into the FLUPSY (Floating Upwelling System), which holds 8 million of the tiny oyster seeds which are about the size of a dried pea. This is like a nursery system. Once they are big enough, they are placed in trays and suspended from the rafts. Ron and his crew control the shape by tumbling and thinning the density. When the oysters are ready, in about 12 months’ time, Ron transports them to Cindy at the processing plant in his refrigerated truck. Cindy and her crew process and ship them out to their customers. They are a farm to table company. Hands on!!! Ron runs the farm and Cindy runs the processing plant.
LOCATION : Deep Bay, Vancouver Island, B.C. - Canada
GROWING METHOD : Raft & Rack
ATTRIBUTES : Full bodied, savory oyster with a melon finish
Ron and Cindy Osmond - Talk Growing Paradise Oysters
Paradise oysters are grown on floating rafts, harvested, and packed in cold, nutrient-rich waters of British Columbia, in the Shadow of the snow-capped mountains of the Vancouver Island Ranges.
What is the Raft and Tray growing method?
Rafts are constructed from wood and pontoons or other materials. Oysters are then placed in trays. The trays are stacked on top of one another creating a rack of trays. The rack is then lowered down into the deep water and hung from the floating raft by a rope. This method allows farmers to lower and raise oysters into various food columns.
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