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Oysters to the People Events.....

can also be called "Community Supported Mariculture - CSM" or "Grower Direct" or "From my Oysterbeds to your Lips". What these names all have in common is a desire to build an intimate relationship, with you, the Oyster Lover. I want you to experience the freshest, tastiest and most memorable shellfish imaginable. (read more)

Deconstructing Dinner

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On, Saturday, November 4th, 2017, I look forward to again, being your....... "Oyster Man". Plan to attend this evening at the movies, over beers and oysters.

"As hey, no Film Festival, Beer or Oyster event in the world is independent of the tides, the moon, the physical and emotional temperature surrounding it's INHERENT GOODNESS.

Let's make this evening MEMORABLE!"

Cheers and Thanks, Brent

Craft (Canada, 2014, 62min) – From coast to coast independent craft brewers are pushing the boundaries and raising the bar on the most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet. With the industry experiencing sustained double-digit growth, breweries are put to the test to maintain quality, creativity and integrity in the face of this voracious demand. From British Columbia filmmaker Craig Noble 

Monsieur Oyster (France, 2015, 5min) – From Panthalassa – a journal that discusses contemporary culture and our unique relationship with our oceans. Joel Dupuch is not only one of the most famous oyster farmers of our times but also a renowned actor playing alongside talented artists like actress Marion Cotillard. Dupuch divides his life between his restaurant in Bordeaux and his oyster farm in Lège-Cap Ferret.

Live Music
w/ Jesse Lee & Rich Rabnett

Annual Oyster Bar
Nelson’s very own oyster man Brent Petkau will serve up his $2-buck-a-shuck oyster bar.

Location 422 Vernon St.
Venue Spirit Bar (Hume Hotel)
Time 06:30 pm
Price $12 general / $45 festival pass
 
 

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An Oyster without the Rrrrrrr…

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While attending and participating in the 22nd annual Cortes Island Oyster Feastival" aka "Seafest" something feels wrong, desperately wrong, when the ........"RRrrrrr" is taken out of the words Raw Oysters. Yes, the evolution of the Cortes Island shellfish culture and sub-culture, (which over the past 50 years has so… Read More »

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John Steinbeck

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These profound words of my hero, the late, great, John Steinbeck, are so indelibly etched into my mind's eye, that when I too am working in my tide pools, collecting oysters, digging for clams, or just LOOKING and TOUCHING....... I FEEL ..........."RELATED TO THE WHOLE THING". When working in such a state of mind,… Read More »

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Smoked Oysters


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Cortes Island Food Book

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May all people at all times have access to good food. May we reclaim local ownership of community food systems and develop food self-reliance by sharing food, information, skills, and resources. May food be celebrated as central to culture and community. May the land, air and water be preserved for future generati… Read More »

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Clam Gardens

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For many years, archaeologists were unaware of the ancient clam terraces at Waiatt Bay, on Quadra Island. Author Judith Williams knew no differently until she was advised of their existence by a Klahoose elder named Elizabeth Harry (Keekus). By liaising with other observers of clam gardens in the Broughton Archipelag… Read More »

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The Perfect Oyster

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