WFSU Radio Program – Oyster Revival

The old ways of oystering are just about over in the Gulf waters off North Florida.  But new methods of cultivating oysters could mean new generations of men and women making their livelihood from the water.  To talk about it:  Rob Olin; Bob Ballard, executive director of Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Environmental Institute; Leo Lovel, old-time seafood harvester and owner of the Spring Creek Restaurant; and first-generation oyster rancher Cainnon Gregg.   >>> Liste...
More

Annual Cluster Shuck Oyster Festival

As covered by WCTV Tallahassee: Rob Olin and Mark Mitchell join us to share more information on the 1st Annual Cluster Shuck Oyster Festival in Panacea. Come out to the first annual Cluster Shuck Oyster Fest! This event showcases local farm raised oysters, live music, beer, celebrity chefs, and much more. Call 850-508-3379 for more information. The Cluster Shuck Oyster Fest will take place at Woolley Park in Panacea, FL from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.      
More

Oyster Farming – Kay Olin

When we see the menu in an oyster bar, we see a list of sources of oysters from across the globe. Usually we order a couple each from different sources. But Florida oyster farms are not likely on the menu – yet. Where restaurants and markets obtain their oysters from matters – in taste, price, access, and economic development. Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s fascinating discussion with oyster farming entrepreneur (and former long-time radio industry executive) Kay Olin...
More

Legislators Love Oysters at Visit Florida’s street fair

Thousands of legislators, lobbyists and representatives at Visit Florida's street fair, on Adams Street in downtown Tallahassee.  The crowd loved the Oysters for their clean, firm, salty and sweet taste, but loved the mission even more:  To resurrect and reinvigorate Florida's precious coastal culture for all aquatic life, while putting hundreds of residents back to work on the waters they love!  
More