10/08/19 6:00am

Founders Oyster Farm rolled out its roadside stand in late September. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There is a new way to get local oysters on the North Fork. Roadside stands are popping up around Southold Town thanks to a new law that paves the way for oyster farmers to sell directly to consumers. (more…)

04/18/18 6:10am

Ben Gonzalez and Dave Daly, co-owners of Southold Bay Oysters, pulling one of their oyster cages out of the water. (Photo credit: Krysten Massa)

Ben Gonzalez, co-owner of Southold Bay Oysters, said his customers are often fascinated with the oyster farming process and he’s constantly answering questions about how their oysters are grown and what gives them a specific taste.  (more…)

12/06/17 6:01am

About three years ago, Dave Daly and Ben Gonzalez decided to leave their life in Manhattan behind and move to the North Fork full-time to start a new business together.

They had a love of oysters and knew the North Fork was the ideal location for aquaculture. They founded Southold Bay Oysters in 2015 and this year was their first commercial harvest.

“Our harvest was fantastic,” Mr. Gonzalez said. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done with year.”  (more…)

11/23/17 6:15am

A “Shindig Shuck Box” from Southold Bay Oysters.

Shindig Shuck Box isn’t just a tongue twister — it’s also a new North Fork-themed holiday gift idea from Southold Bay Oysters.

Packaged in a reusable cooler, the box includes two dozen oysters, a stainless steel oyster shucking knife with shucking instructions, homemade cocktail sauce (made with Wesnofske Farm’s tomatoes and Holy Schmitt’s horseradish) and a recipe for making oysters Rockefeller at home.

Ben Gonzales, one of the owners of Southold Bay Oysters, said the box is designed for people who want to enjoy oysters at home, but might feel intimidated.

“We always get customers who want to experience oysters at home but they don’t know how to shuck them or they don’t have the right tools,” he said. (more…)