Aug 27, 2010: Tumbling Tumble Farm

Posted by Adam James on December 05, 2014 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we put the beginning touches on our very first tumble farm. tumble-farm               tumblefarm1

The tumble farm is an energy-friendly oyster pruning device. We spend our days working around the tide, and here we've put the tide to work for us. Each of the bags pictured above is filled with oyster seed and attached to a buoy. As the tide comes up, the buoys float, and the bags flip up and tumble the oysters. The fragile new growth gets broken off in the tumbling process, and in response the oyster forms a deep cup instead of growing long and skinny. Tumbled oysters don't necessarily taste any better than a wild oyster, but they have a more consistant shape... they are a nugget of oyster, brimming with brine, and perfect for eating on the half shell. Sounds good, huh? Stay tuned for availability. Read our earlier post about oyster conformation here, and read MORE about our tumble farm (including a picture of it 3 years later) here.

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Posted by 2010′s Top Dozen | Hama Hama® Oyster Blog on December 05, 2014

[…] Creating a tumble farm, so that we can offer boutique tumbled oysters to some of our higher-end […]

Posted by How to Tumble an Oyster | The Oyster Guide on December 05, 2014

[…] Gems, Shigokus, and Shibumis. Learn more, and see more photos, at Lissa James’s sensational Hama Hama oyster blog. And look for tumbled Hama Hamas in raw bars soon! Posted in New Discoveries« PREVIOUS: […]

Posted by Meet the Blue Pool! | Hama Hama® Oyster Blog on December 05, 2014

[…] beach, Blue Pools are grown in bags that rise and fall with each tidal cycle (read more about our tumble farm here). This action rolls the oysters around, breaking off their new growth and pruning them into the […]

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