Bodega Bay Oyster CompanyPetaluma , California
Bodega Bay Oyster Company has been family owned and operated since 1985. Martin Strain and his children, Whittaker and Lindsey, farm 92 acres of pristine, plankton-rich waters in Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay, located in three distinct areas of the bay. From the first bushel harvested over 30 years ago to its current production in excess of one million, their mission is to bring you sustainably farmed shellfish while maintaining its standing as a responsible community member and active steward of the marine environment.
Delicious oysters are a product of a healthy watershed, which coagulates in the bay but begins upstream in the estuaries, wetlands, and hills surrounding it. Perhaps more importantly, are the healthy communities and sound business practices that dictate the comany's interactions with the land. Their awareness of their influence on the land is one of their core values as a sustainable business.