Sad news for oyster lovers in the Bay Area: October 11 will be the last day you can shuck oysters at the picnic tables situated at Tomales Bay Oyster Company. According to the company's Change.org petition, the Marin County Community Development Agency is imposing strict restrictions on the 106-year-old oyster business.
This news—in light of last year's closing of Drakes Bay Oyster Farm—is especially sad. Traffic to Tomales Bay's picnic area increased significantly after Drakes Bay Oyster Farm shuttered, spurring complaints from neighbors. It's been a tough two years for oyster farms in Marin County. That much is certain.