Situated on the eastern most side of Casco Bay a the quintessential coastal fishing village of West Point Maine is base camp for The Maine Oyster Company, a family/community compound where locals, Jerrigel's and others congregate! Its original use was as a general store and thus we aptly still refer to the space as “The Store.” We host event, lobster bakes and hope to initiate oyster retreats in the future with the 7 bedroom dancehall across the street..stay tuned!
This entire enterprise and endeavor has come from one connection leading to the next and the next. Our original ideas centered around seaweed before meeting with grower Adam St. Gelais whom suggested checking out oysters! We got our 1st LPA (400 sq ft of leased water) from the state to start growing our oysters! Now in season 3 we have some "Cape Smalls" ready to slurp and its pretty exciting! Oyster growing is challenging, messy and hard work, but its equally rewarding and extremely fulling when one gets to slurp their own product.
The Early Years :)Video 1 -- Video 2 -- Video 3 -- Video 4
Phase 1: DemoVisit Our Restaurant
Located in Cape Small Harbor our farm is currently in pre-revenue phase as they call it. There is a 2 to 3 year "buy-in" period from when you essentially plant your little babies until they are full grown and slurpable. We grow American Oysters, also reffered to as Eastern Oysters, (Crassostrea virginica). The farm is where it really all started and we love to show it off thus reach out anytime for a tour!