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Bullet
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Has anyone gotten any recently?

From where?

How much did they cost?

How were they?

2/10/2016 2:30:50 PM

JT3bucky
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good call, they are in season

2/10/2016 2:35:05 PM

Bullet
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I got some from my dad a few months ago, I think he got them from Stump Sound. They were pretty good, but the collector really took liberties with the minimum size.

I think they're more expensive than usual this year because of all the rain and bed closings.

2/10/2016 2:37:27 PM

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http://localsseafood.com/

2/10/2016 3:04:53 PM

Bullet
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^awesome, thanks!

I wonder if the struck-thru prices for a lot of the oysters mean they're not available?

Looks like $85 a bushel.

2/10/2016 3:37:39 PM

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It means they're out presently, but they ususally get new batches in 3 times a week. Sign up for their mailing list, it's a big help especially if you like seafood.

Price in-bulk can be a little negotiable, my buddies and I throw a big steam pot party once a year or so and they'll cut us a rate if we can give them a ballpark of what we'd need.

Love these guys though!

2/10/2016 3:50:24 PM

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Veggie Wagon at Carolina Beach you can get a bushel for $40 something bucks, they are unwashed though.

2/10/2016 4:12:07 PM

GenghisJohn
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locals is baller

2/10/2016 4:18:19 PM

Novicane
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Washington Crab Co.

Washington, NC

2/10/2016 5:46:24 PM

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my oyster guy dives for all of his. they are from deep, salty water and super clean. he's in Pender County. he meets me just around the corner from my house. not sure where he'd meet you, but if it's worth driving for some of the best oysters around, PM me and i will give you his number.

2/10/2016 6:21:16 PM

willembahh
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beaufort co. alumni chapter is having an oyster roast later this month

2/10/2016 7:08:07 PM

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If ya can't get oysters try the Littlenecks raw. Delicious!

2/10/2016 8:30:40 PM

AndyMac
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Raw oysters always seemed like a scam to me. Hey let's pay a bunch of money to suck something down as fast as we can without tasting it.

2/10/2016 9:09:49 PM

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^THANK YOU

2/10/2016 9:28:30 PM

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^^ if you suck them down as fast as you can you're doing it wrong.

i can only assume you don't like them, thus the hate.

2/10/2016 9:37:48 PM

joe17669
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What's worse than sucking a dozen raw oysters out of your grandmother's pussy?

Putting in twelve and sucking out thirteen.

2/10/2016 9:44:17 PM

AndyMac
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Joe Numbers sighting!

^^ I like fried/grilled/stewed/etc oysters fine. Not as much as shrimp which is usually about the same price but I enjoy them. But no, I'm not a big fan of raw oysters.

2/10/2016 10:53:21 PM

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After years of a Christmas Eve (sometimes NYE) tradition of roasting oysters, I've decided it's not worth it.

The past 3 years I've gotten shitty oysters that are too small and bland taste. I've ordered them from SC, VA, and the Gulf... and was underwhelmed.

Maybe the main reason was I went to my inlaws in Louisiana back in Christmas 2011... the first year they allowed oysters to be harvested due to the BP oil spill. They were the best oysters I've ever had. HUUUUGGGGGE and very tasty!

I joked that BP needed to have more catastrophes.

2/10/2016 11:17:21 PM

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Never been a fan of the consistency. I like clams and mussels though.

2/10/2016 11:26:33 PM

hgtran
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that locals seafood's prices are outrageous. People actually pay that much for seafood? $15/lb for flounder?

2/11/2016 12:19:29 AM

LudaChris
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Haven't gotten any this year but have had success getting mine at Capital Seafood Market, just across from the Farmer's Market.

2/11/2016 8:54:59 AM

DJ Lauren
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I thought they were only good in months that end in R?

2/11/2016 7:28:19 PM

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It's months that contain R

2/11/2016 7:33:24 PM

Grandmaster
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I think the ones I get come from Snead's Ferry? I'll pick them up from Jacksonville usually, they're unwashed (car wash ftw) 40 or 50/bushel and they're the biggest fuckers I've ever seen. They're muddy and it's annoying but they're huge.

2/11/2016 10:51:23 PM

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Earps

[Edited on February 11, 2016 at 11:04 PM. Reason : It is known]

2/11/2016 11:01:42 PM

DJ Lauren
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grandmaster- you in onslow co?

2/12/2016 8:31:59 AM

Wolfmarsh
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We just had the annual oyster roast here last weekend. Oysters are so nasty.

2/12/2016 9:00:54 AM

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The R months rule generally only applies to wild oysters. From what I understand cultivated oysters are okay year round.

2/12/2016 9:20:26 AM

robster
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I thought the rule was really no longer valid because it was created when refrigerated transport was not as prevalent?

2/12/2016 10:31:11 AM

Bullet
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I think that toxins are more prevalent in water/beds in warmer months too... supposedly this doesn't apply to commercial farms b/c the farmers supposedly take safeguards against this, but I don't know how.

Also, I think oysters harvested in summer months aren't as good because it's spawning time and they use their energy for that, so they're not as "fat" and "chewy".

Thanks for all the info guys, keep it coming!

2/12/2016 10:38:36 AM

Novicane
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a lot of folks on the coast ; "high tiders" - if you will - can tell where local oysters are from based on taste.

2/12/2016 11:14:41 AM

Bullet
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I'm no expert, but when i used to eat them a lot, oysters from different locations looked different and definitely tasted different. Some were longer, some were rounder, some had darker shells, some were saltier, etc.

2/12/2016 12:54:46 PM

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^^jah; I usedtahcould and if I tried hard I mightcould again. but maybe not, I don't eat oysters often anymore. Not nearly as good as the locals; I could generally get the state/region right, but I was never able to get hyperlocal.

[Edited on February 16, 2016 at 8:44 AM. Reason : HOI TOIDERS]

[Edited on February 16, 2016 at 8:45 AM. Reason : ADD ANOTHER NOTE]

2/16/2016 8:44:24 AM

Bullet
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Anyone gotten any recently? Where from? How much?

2/22/2017 4:20:40 PM

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Quote :
"I thought the rule was really no longer valid because it was created when refrigerated transport was not as prevalent?"


My understanding is it has to do with the water termeratures...you don't wanna mess with them when it's too high. I think they have a little more liberty to skirt it up north, but I probably wouldn't chance it down here.

2/22/2017 4:30:47 PM

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^ This for wild oysters, though cultivated oysters are said to be safe year round.

I also still pretty exclusively use Locals Seafood for oysters and a lot of my other seafood. A little more expensive usually, but it's as fresh as can be and supports local fishermen.

2/22/2017 4:49:34 PM

Novicane
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i ate like 30 oysters xmas eve and drank too much.

2/22/2017 6:24:22 PM

TerdFerguson
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Grilled some with my Dad two weeks ago. He was excited to show off this cast iron pan with scalloped out spots in it that hold a half shell that he picked up somewhere. For whatever reason, the farmer's market he has gotten them at before had none that week, but he happened to find some at Lowes food. Good size and texture, really clean, but they were relatively tasteless. By the end we were putting breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic butter and hot sauce on them and grilling it for just a couple minutes.

[Edited on February 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Reason : Also the first time in a long time that I got one that was clearly putrid once opened.]

2/22/2017 6:56:03 PM

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Quote :
" You're not going to derail somebody else's thread just because you don't like it

Simple as that

-qntmfred"


[Edited on March 22, 2017 at 9:35 AM. Reason : and that's my word.]

2/23/2017 3:23:53 PM

Bullet
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Where are the oysters at the Lake Wheeler Farmer's Market?

2/24/2017 4:10:26 PM

TerdFerguson
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That directed at me? He usually gets them at a small local market, not THE NC Farmer's Market (although you think they would have more and better seafood there.)

For those in the Mooresville/North Meck area check out The Shrimp Connection:
https://www.joshsfarmersmarket.com/

Also that oyster pan was looking something like:

Pretty money way to get them oysters a little warm if that's what you prefer!

2/24/2017 4:28:50 PM

Bullet
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Nah, wasn't necessarily directed at you, but i appreciate any info.

This link posted earlier: http://localsseafood.com/ shows them at the Lake Wheeler's Farmer's market, I'm just wondering where to go there to find them.

[Edited on February 24, 2017 at 4:35 PM. Reason : altough if i'm around there, i wonder if it'd be better just to drive over to Earp's]

2/24/2017 4:32:48 PM

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Locals has better quality than Earps IMO

2/25/2017 10:25:05 AM

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They're in the permanent building, back side closer to the entrance by the seafood restaurant.

2/25/2017 12:12:50 PM

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Quote :
"Lake Wheeler's Farmer's market"


wtf is that?

[Edited on February 25, 2017 at 12:15 PM. Reason : theyre only there thu-sun iirc]

2/25/2017 12:14:41 PM

Novicane
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bump

11/20/2021 11:24:50 AM

Bullet
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Man, I never would have remembered this thread if it wasn't bumped.

I'm having some over Thanksgiving. It's been a little while, I can hardly wait.

11/22/2021 12:09:05 PM

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11/22/2021 12:45:00 PM

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i bought some and tried to shuck them myself once

epic failure

11/22/2021 1:41:39 PM

Bullet
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Yeah, shucking raw oysters ain't for amateurs. Much easier after they've been steamed/baked.

11/22/2021 3:21:47 PM

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