Around the Sound


May 16

Taylor Shellfish

Celebrate Shellfish Week!

Posted by Taylor Shellfish

Come check out our operations during Shellfish Week! 

As part of the Washington Shellfish Initiative, Governor Jay Inslee declared June 4-11th Shellfish Week! The Washington Shellfish Initiative is a powerful partnership between state and federal government, Tribes, the shellfish aquaculture industry and non-government entities to promote critical clean water commerce, elevate the role the shellfish play in keeping our marine waters healthy and create family wage jobs. Our goal is to get people behind the scenes and learn about what it takes to get these delicious bivalves to your plate! 

Shellfish Week Activities: 

kcline001xihn.jpgXinh's at Shellfest Saturday June 4 11:30AM-1PM

Xinh will be cooking up some of her famous shellfish dishes! 

Westport Light State Park

1595 Ocean State Ave

Westport, WA 98595

Shellfish Seed Sale Saturday, June 4 8-11AM

Come pick up oyster, clam, mussel and geoduck seed along with all of the necessary growing gear to get your shellfish garden started. Grow your own shellfish for the perfect summer BBQ! 

Samish Shellfish Market

2182 Chuckanut Drive 

Bow, WA 98232

(360) 766-6002

samish-picnic-area.jpgSamish Tour and Cooking Demo Saturday, June 4 12:30

Tour our facilities at Samish! You will be able to learn about our shellfish operations at Samish and see the farms and shellfish processing rooms. After the tour, there will be a cooking demo where one of our experts will show you how to prepare our delicious shellfish.

Samish Shellfish Market

2182 Chuckanut Drive 

Bow, WA 98232

(360) 766-6002

how-to-shuck-oysters-filson-10-608x912.jpgOyster Shucking Class June 6-8 (Check below for times and locations)

Learn how to shuck like a pro! Our experts will show you all of the techniques you need to master the art of shucking an oyster all while teaching you the history behind how these delicious bivalves made it to the plate. 

**No advanced reservations necessary, but please arrive 10 minutes before class. Each class will begin promptly at its corresponding start time. 

Monday, June 6- Capitol Hill Oyster Bar 1PM 

1521 Melrose Ave

Seattle, WA 98151 

(206) 501-4321

Tuesday, June 7- Pioneer Square Oyster Bar 2PM

401 Occidental Ave

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 501-4060 

Wednesday, June 8- Queen Anne Oyster Bar 2PM 

124 Republican St

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 501-4442

three-fishermen-walking-beach.jpgShellfish Seed Facility, Farm Tour & Oyster BBQ Saturday, June 11 10AM-2PM 

Get a chance to come out on our farms and learn how our oysters are grown! Our farm managers will be out BBQing oysters and touring people around our farms and seed setting facilities. 

Willapa Bay Farming Facility 

3201 Bay Ave

Ocean Park, WA 98640

dsc05544.jpgShellfish Processing Tour and Xinh Shellfish Cooking Demo Saturday, June 11 10AM-2PM 

Come and tour our main shellfish processing plant in Shelton! We will be leading tours every 30 minutes starting at 10AM. After the tour, enjoy a cooking demo by our very own Xinh Dwelley! She will show you all the techniques you need to make a delicious pot of clams. 

Shelton Shellfish Market

130 SE Lynch Rd

Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 432-3300

taylor-hatchery-water-tank.jpgShellfish Hatchery Tour Saturday, June 11 11Am-2PM

Tour our shellfish hatchery and learn all that goes into growing shellfish from their earliest phase of life. Our hatchery manager, Dave, will be leading tours on the hour starting at 11AM. 

Taylor Shellfish Hatchery 

701 Broadspit Road 

Quilcene, WA 98376

(360) 765-3566

To learn more about shellfish week and all of the other activities going on, visit