FjordLux® oysters are initially tumbled, then finished with flip-bags in the intertidal waters of Washington’s northern Hood Canal. Each flood of the tide delivers ocean-crisp sea water from Admiralty Inlet, while each ebb brings mineral-rich water from the Olympic Mountains to our FjordLux oysters. The resulting oyster is savory and briny with a long finish of nori and melon rind.
One of the first navigation lessons that a mariner learns is “set and drift”, a term for the natural forces that impact a ship’s path while underway. Before we started our farm we worked as officers aboard fisheries research vessels. Our work took us from the tropical Caribbean to the frigid Bering Sea, but, being north-westerners, there was nothing that connected with us like the Puget Sound, and we decided to put our roots down in the area. The farm combines our love of being on the water with a local, sustainable product we can be proud of.
At Set & Drift, we seek to work in tandem with nature. We care deeply for the surrounding land and water, and donate a portion of our oyster sales to conservation and restoration projects local to our tidelands.
We have cared for these oysters at every step, from their planting on bright, calm spring mornings, to tending by hand during cold, wet winter nighttime low tides. We are thrilled to be sharing the one-of-a-kind FjordLux experience with you.