Duxbury, MA // Afternoon at Island Creek Oyster Farm

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J.Crew tee xxs, AoS shorts sz 23 – size down; similar here or here (size up!), Hunter packable Tour boots sz 5 (also sold here; my review), borrowed Toms sunnies

Here in New England, there’s nothing quite like slurping down an oyster so fresh and briny, it just tastes like home. I make it a point to try regional seafood (if available) wherever we travel, but one of our favorites will always remain Island Creek oysters, farmed in Duxbury Bay outside of Boston. I won a tour of their farm at a charity raffle (thanks to Nick for sacrificing all his raffle tickets intended for a bottle of whiskey ; ) and we redeemed it last weekend for a beautiful afternoon with friends.

island creek oyster farm tour

We started by touring their farmhouse where the oysters are spawned (reproduced) and oyster food (algae) is grown. Fun factoid: did you know oysters are hermaphrodites and can choose whether to be male or female during spawning season? Wonder what I’d choose, hmm… The farmhouse used to be a residential home, and it was interesting to see how resourceful their team was in converting it, having made all sorts of oystering contraptions with their own hands. It was evident that the business was built & grown with love.

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We then boated to this floating workstation where the harvest is usually brought to and sorted.

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Infant oysters are so small, you can apparently hold a million of ’em in the palm of your hand! We got to hold some above that were about 4 months old, and it takes about 18-24 months before they are ready for harvest.

island creek oyster shucking

Now for the highlight of the tour – a seemingly endless supply of rosé and fresh oysters thanks to our fun hosts. I can’t say I have a future in shucking…but everyone else made it look so easy!

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Boys focused on shucking & slurping.

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A word about this casual outfit – I’ve been living in these AoS denim shorts but they’re now nearly sold out. I hope anyone interested was able to pick up a pair from my earlier posts! As a reminder, they do run big typical of boyfriend shorts so I went one size down. For similar cuffed & distressed options, this lighter pair starts in size 00 for $46 and this shorter pair in petites is $40 and runs very small! Size 0 petite is rather snug on me – if you want a more relaxed look, definitely size up.

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25 thoughts on “Duxbury, MA // Afternoon at Island Creek Oyster Farm

  • A Golden Tulip August 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    This look it too cute! Love the light ruffles on the tee. And your new hair color and the sunglasses are perfect to bring in fall soon.


  • Deasy Noel August 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    You are looking so awesome in stripes and denim shorts, and I'm loving those Hunter boots on you! Now I'm craving some oysters!


  • Julia Mazzucato August 16, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I love the flared sleeves on that tee!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia August 16, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Wow, how fun and productive, what a great way to learn about this magnificent species that produces pearls. I love an educational trip such as this. Merci for sharing & you always look so cute in your outfits! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Dressed With Soul August 16, 2016 at 2:51 am

    The striped shirt is extremely cute and I love you paired it with the denim shorts 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Anonymous August 16, 2016 at 4:47 am

    this looks like such a fun day!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  • Alice (fa11enan9e1) August 16, 2016 at 6:16 am

    So fun! Love oysters!!

  • Lady SAKINA August 16, 2016 at 9:19 am

    the look is cool , I love the Hunter rubber boots combination , the " mest have with a lot of outfits ! , so chic ! ♥

  • BW02 August 16, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Love the Hunter boots 🙂 and I didn't know that about oysters! The different sexes.


  • Ev August 16, 2016 at 11:07 am
  • Sasa Zoe August 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    It looks so fun!

    Shall We Sasa

  • BAMBI BOHO by Sylwia Badora August 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    amazing place!!!! Garegous

  • qmanh August 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    That t-shirt is so cute on you that I actually went and paid full price for it!

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  • Jessica | Style Prescription for Busy Petite Professionals | Pharmacist August 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    This look is great Jean! I like your Hunter boots but personally went with the Tory Burch Rain boots recently instead; they are a little thicker material and have a few cute styles in navy/black/ivory. You look so cute in your denim shorts…I don't wear distressed denim shorts myself and have found Paige denim shorts to be a great fit for petite frames. I recently posted a review on them on my new blog. Thank you for your style inspiration Jean!

    ~Jessica, Petite Style Script Blog

  • Suzie Q August 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Love your casual outfit with the Hunter's. Definitely appropriate, simple and easy, and okay to get dirty in! Oyster shucking is so fun, but definitely can take some effort to eat those oysters! I love your hair color and waves!

    Suzie Q

  • Maggie Zemanek August 16, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    This look is seriously the cutest!! I love your shorts 🙂


  • Sophie Spiegelberger August 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Always love some Hunter boots!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you stopped by! 🙂

  • Anonymous August 16, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Your time at the oyster farm looks unbelievably amazing! I love oysters and I am so jealous that you were able to go on the farm tour 🙂


  • Viola Yee August 16, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Love the shirt with the shorts for a casual look. I just bought the same shirt and plan on wearing it to work with a white skirt.

  • Kemley Peck August 17, 2016 at 2:28 am

    This looks like so much fun! I just bought my first pair of Hunter boots from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and this post makes me so excited to wear them. Waiting for a little cooler weather, as it has been 95+ degrees here in the West. your outfit is on point!

  • agnesgown August 17, 2016 at 5:57 am

    So gorgeous! I love the T-shirt and you look so stunning!


  • Rosa Fairfield August 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Adore the outfit with the boots, such a simple and effortlessly chic look.


  • Jubetanya LeSar August 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Just got the shorts in the mail today!!! And I also purchased the top!!

  • Mariah Rickard August 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    This is such a cute outfit! I love Hunters with shorts!


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