2024 Seed Sale Dates!
Do you own tidelands and want a shellfish garden? Visit our Summer seed sales!
We offer oyster, clam, mussel and geoduck seed along with all the necessary growing gear to get your garden started. Grow your own shellfish for the perfect summer barbeque!
Shelton Pick Up Location: Taylor Shellfish Headquarters (130 SE Lynch RD, Shelton, WA 98584) - Back of the parking lot.
Samish Pick Up Location: Burlington Edison High School (301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233)
|Online Pre-Order Window
|Seed Sale Pick-up
|10am April 23rd - May 6th
|Shelton May 11th 8am - 11am
|10am June 4th - June 16th
|Burlington June 22nd 8am - 11am
|10am June 18th - July 1st
|Shelton July 6th 8am - 11am
|10am July 23rd - August 11th
|Seed Shipped to Home: August 15th Arrival
Seed will be available for purchase according to the table above. Please keep in mind that you must pick up seed at the cooresponding sale (ex. you can not order on April 23rd to pick up in Burlington later in June). Seed will go on sale starting at 10am on Tuesday. Seed availability will be announced via email one week before seed becomes available for ordering.
PICK UP SALES
We will host our pick-up sales in the same drive-thru format that we did last summer. In an effort to keep the wait time to a minimum, we will have you choose a pick-up window when you check out with your seed.
Seed will be available for purchase Tuesday July 23rd at 10am – Sunday August 11th. Seed and gear will be shipped overnight on Wednesday August, 14th to arrive at your home Thursday August, 15th. There will be a flat rate shipping cost of $35.00 on all seed orders for the ship sale.
If you have any shellfish gardening questions, submit them here and we will have one of our experts get right back to you.
SEED SALE FAQs
HOW DO I FIND MY TAX PARCEL NUMBER?
To find your tax parcel, you will need to browse to the county assessor website (The County where the seed will be planted). For a complete list of counties, please go to https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/county-assessor-and-treasurer-websites. Once at your county assessor site, find “search my property” or “tax parcel lookup” and follow the prompts. Write down your tax parcel number and enter it into the appropriate box in our online order system.
WHAT OYSTER SEED MIX WILL YOU HAVE AT THE SALE?
It varies from sale to sale. The Monday before seed goes on sale, we will annouce seed availability via email. Pacific Oyster, Manila Clam and Mussel seed are generally in good supply for each sale.
I'M BRAND NEW, HOW DO I GET STARTED? WHAT DO I NEED?
Growing shellfish on a hobby scale is pretty straightforward. We sell all the gear and seed needed to get started. We recommend submiting specific questions here one of our expert staff members will reach out to you to talk through specifics.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SEED COST?
Pacific Diploid Oyster sold by volume $70/bag
Pacific Triploid Oyster sold by volume $75/bag
Kumamoto Oyster (when available) sold by volume $95/bag
Olympia Oyster (when available) sold by volume $95/bag
Manila Clam sold per 1000 $25/K
Mediterranean Mussel sold per foot $25/ft
Geoduck Clam $2.50/each
HOW MANY OYSTER SEED PER BAG CAN I EXPECT?
We pre-bag oysters by volume. Counts vary as oysters grow at different rates. The average you can expect is 300-400 oysters per bag. We recommended splitting these equally between 3 grow bags. Purchasing a few extra bags is a good idea to split into more bags as oysters grow bigger.
WHERE DO I ORDER MY SEED?
CAN I COME PICK-UP FOR MY NEIGHBORS?
When seed is purchased online, you can have your neighbor pick-up for you. They MUST have your confirmation order with them (printed or an electronic copy on cell phone).
WHAT OYSTER SEED DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A FIRST TIME GROWER?
We would recommend you try a couple of different types of seed. Every beach has different results. Experiment, and find what works best on yours!
HOW LONG WILL THE SEED HOLD OUT OF THE WATER?
Plant geoduck seed the same day, or store it in a fine mesh bag and hang it from a dock submurged into the water. Oyster, Mussel and Clam seed is ok for an additional day, but we recommend all purchased seed is planted no later than Sunday.
How Much gear do i need to order for my seed?
Check out our seeding guidelines here.
Do you have additional questions?
Submit your questions here.
Here are a few videos our Farm Interns made about seed & gear.
How to secure the clips onto the AP6 Tumber
How to attach anchor bands and breizhooks to your grow bag
What to Expect when you pick-up Seed
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR YOUR SHELLFISH GARDEN: CARE & GROWING INFORMATION
As a fellow shellfish farmer, we ask that you consider getting involved to support the efforts to keep the Washington State marine waters clean and safe. Below are just a few ways you can help out!
- Get involved in local shoreline and growth management planning
- Maintain your septic system in good working order
- Collect and dispose of pet waste
- Fence your horses or cows out of streams
- Recycle used motor oil and dispose of household hazardous wastes at appropriate facilities