Recent Deliveries with T&T ID: T-04531

2014-04-19

Eastern Oysters (Farmed) from East Beach Farm being served at Thames Street Kitchen in Newport, RI.

  Product

Eastern Oysters (Farmed)

Native to our entire east coast and Gulf of Mexico,the Eastern oyster has also been a big contributor to the majority of wild commercial harvests in the Chesapeake Bay and Louisiana. Oyster farming in the United States has been around since the 1800’s and makes up a large portion of U.S. marine aquaculture today. Eastern oyster aquaculture brings in millions of dollars every year. Culture of this species took off, more than a hundred years ago to enhance overharvested wild populations. Oysters naturally improve their local environment.
  Producer
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Prior to becoming an oyster farmer, Jim Arnoux and Nick Papa began harvesting shellfish on the historic Great South Bay, the home of the original Blue Point oyster. Digging for clams had long been a tradition in his family, one passed down to him from his father and uncle. Bull rake in hand, Jim began to earn money clamming when he was 14 and continued to do so throughout his attendance at the University of Rhode Island, where he earned his degree in Coastal Policy and Management. It was shortl...
  Restaurant
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Thames Street Kitchen is owned and operated by Chefs Chad Hoffer and Tyler Burnley, along with their wives Julia and Anna Jenkins. Chad and Tyler met back in 2005 while working in the kitchen at BLT Prime in New York City. They quickly became friends and later married the twin sisters. Fast forward several years and they have both settled in Newport (their wives hometown) and opened tsk early summer of 2011. tsk is a field to fork, chef-driven eatery, offering locally sourced cuisine in a relaxe...