About The Oyster
About Merritt Island Oyster Farmers
Merritt Island Oysters is positioned in cold, pristine, fast flowing waters of the New Meadows River that result in a delicious tide-tumbled oyster with a unique merroir.
Head Farmer Jordi's strong desire to spend most of his time on the ocean stems from his childhood. He spent his summers between Phippsburg, ME and Mystic CT, and his first jobs included teaching sailing lessons and working the waterfront at Sebasco Harbor Resort. At times working on the water has been his main source of income, whether it was delivering boats or captaining a windjammer under his 100 ton license. Since he started an "indoor desk job" he has been searching for a way to return to the water to pursue this passion. Oyster farming has been fulfilling this need, and he has thrown his heart into it.
Katrina, Aislyn and Sylvan, the farmhands (his wife and children), help with cleaning the oysters, culling, accounting, marketing, and running social media associated with the farm.