If the world is your oyster, make sure to cleave it evenly around its equator to ensure none of its molten juices leak out before you drink the whole of Eurasia. Fine-tune your earthbound shucking skills with today's Groupon to Hood Canal Seafood in Seabeck. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get to handpick up to three-dozen oysters at the Hood Canal Seafood family farm (up to an $18 value).
- For $44, you get four-dozen small Tekiu Point farm-fresh oysters delivered to your door (a $93 value).
In the clean, crystal-clear waters of the Hood Canal fjord, by the shores of scenic Seabeck, stands a unique family farm, where hankering shucksters and seafood fanatics can pick their own oysters any time of year. The family at Hood Canal Seafood started oyster farming six years ago, and they’ve been sharing their bounty with half-shell addicts ever since. Typically, oysters acquired at stores and restaurants—much like clothes acquired from colorblind relatives—are a quality crapshoot. At Hood Canal Seafood, the mystery of anxious oyster anticipation is replaced by a delightful foray into musselbound detective work as private eyes amass a trove of shellfish, which can be found in many different sizes.
After shell splitters have gathered their three-dozen pearl purses, they’re invited to take them home in their shells or to just shuck ’em down the hatch on the beach. All unopened mollusks are tied up in a mesh bag, which they can stay fresh and slurpable in for up to a week with proper refrigeration. Reservations are required two days in advance so the tides can match the treasure hunt.
Alternatively, feel free to leave the shell sifting to the professionals and order four dozen for delivery. Grown in a clear fresh- and saltwater estuary, the 48 small Tekiu Point oysters—each 3.5 to 4.5 inches long—are gathered from the beach, taught table manners by gifted children, and packaged the same day. After a quick postal jaunt, the tasty clasps arrive on doorsteps within two days. Shipping within the state of Washington or any of the bordering states is included with this Groupon.