Imagine, Create, Slurp

The Maine Oyster Companies journey began in 2016 with the opening of a small farm in Phippsburg, Maine and the creation of base camp pictured to the right Our horizon has expanded into a vision and a genuine movement to share the Maine experience through the story of the oyster through the farmers, the slurpers and the communities it is shaping and building.. to live, breath and share our state motto... "the way life should be" To date our journey can best be described as organic, synergistic and almost fate driven. We are growing family and we hope you will want to be a part of it as well..sharing, spreading and enjoying the whole experience.

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In the Media

Early Beginnings

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!

Learn about Retreats & Events at Base Camp

This video is over 2 years old but we feel it still gives a sense of what we are trying to do!

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.

Some videos of the early years :)

Video 1 -- Video 2 -- Video 3 -- Video 4

Our Growers

Our intent is to work with and share the stories of as many oyster growers on the coast of Maine as possible! Each farm has its own story and it's own cast of characters and our hope is to become a hub and a resource to learn about the oyster, how it is grown and how it can change the world through its beneficial effects on the environment.

Recently we worked in conjuction with Harvest on the Harbor to bring over 25+ growers together.. take a look here!

Meet the Growers

38 Portland Street

The heart and headquarters of our endeavors. On one level a simple raw oyster bar, but on another level it is much more. It is the home of our vision and a space that has already seen so much love and excitement. Nestled in the West Bayside community of Portland we hope to to continue to share and enjoy this space with as many as possible!

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