If you love oysters, or simply want to know where they come from, you must check out the local oyster farm in Homer, Alaska. The Jakolof Bay Oyster Farm is located within Jakolof Bay. It is approximately two hundred twenty miles to the south of Anchorage.
This local oyster farm was opened back in 2012 when the owners decided to make this part of Alaska their new home. Of course, it wasn’t until they tried the oysters there that they decided that oyster farming was their new career!
This small family farm does its best to harvest oysters year-round, but it isn’t always possible due to the wind and ice formations. The strong currents of the bay also do not always help when it comes time to harvest. Although, those same currents are perfect for bringing in the foods the oysters love as they are growing.
Unfortunately, you cannot tour the processing plant of this oyster farm. However, you can go spend some time on the bay and soak in all the beauty of the area. Once you have seen why the oysters love this bay so much, you can go grab some oysters to have for your next meal.
Of course, if you fall in love with the Jakolof oysters, you will not need to worry, because they do ship them all over the country. So, you can easily go online and have a box shipped to you on a Wednesday. The oysters are delivered the very next day, so they are always alive and fresh. You can easily keep your oysters alive for up to two weeks, but most people usually don’t let them sit there that long!
This is not the only oyster farm in Alaska. There is one at Alaska Shellfish Farms up in Halibut Cove. It takes much longer to harvest those oysters, because of the location of the farm and the really cold water. But the results offer some of the best tasting oysters in the world.
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