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Floating bag system

The Lost Coast Oyster Company employs the floating bag system to culture our oysters. This growing method allows for ultimate control and crop management.

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Hatchery reared juvenile oysters (a.k.a. spat) are spawned at a nursery before they are stocked at the farm.

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Stock

Hundreds of thousands of fingernail-sized oyster babies are stocked in floating bags, providing them with an ideal environment.

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GROW

With each oyster filtering upwards of 50 gallons of water per day, these little guys consume microscopic algae, causing an explosion of growth.

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sort

To eliminate crowding and provide adequate space for growth, the growing babies are gradually sorted into larger bags.

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Tumble

Wind and wave action naturally tumbles the oysters, encouraging a deep cup and firmly textured meat.

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harvest

When they reach the magical 3:2:1 size ratio our oysters are ready to harvest for your enjoyment.

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our timeline

Our inagural crop of "LoCos" was planted in Fall of 2019 and will be available in Summer 2020.