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An icy, briny oyster on the half-shell is one of the West’s unrivaled pleasures—especially when consumed within a literal stone’s throw of the water it grew in. And with 1,293 miles of coastline (not even counting Alaska), we have a growing number of aqua farms where you can do just that. Plus, there’s no need for fish farm guilt—oysters are terrific water filters that make our bays healthier.
So get right to the source at one of these oyster farms: Buy a few dozen sweet little Kumamotos or plump, cucumbery Pacifics, and get cracking.
78 | Taylor Shellfish Farms, WA (pictured): taylorshellfishfarms.com
79 | Brady’s Oysters, WA: bradysoysters.com
80 | Hama Hama Seafood Store, WA: hamahamaoysters.com
81 | Oysterville Sea Farms, WA: willabay.com
82 | Oregon Oyster Farms, OR: oregonoyster.com
83 | Hog Island Oyster Farm, CA: hogislandoysters.com
84 | Tomales Bay Oyster Co., CA: tomalesbayoyster.com
85 | Drakes Bay Oyster Co., CA: drakesbayoyster.com
86 | Morro Bay Oyster Co., CA: