“Divine Pine” by N.SEA. Oyster company. We are super excited to announce the launching of our seasonal green gill oyster. The “Divine Pine” takes it’s name from the green colored gills of the oysters and from the land of the pine. The old North state. North Carolina, which gives this oyster it’s beautiful taste and appearance. The green gills are a natural and rare occurrence from a highly sought after algae, Haslea, which is known to give the oyster numerous added health benefits. AND, it is only known to naturally occur here and in France. It’s the beauty and balance of the North Carolina terroir and Atlantic ocean on our lease that allows this rare algae to occur. The Oyster from the Land of the Pines. #greengills #gillsthatkills #oysters #gotthegreen
New N. SEA. Oyster co Crew Member coming June 2019. The baby is about the size of this oyster. Measuring roughly an 1 3/4” as of the latest ultrasound. 2018 was a huge year for our little family company. #growing #family #farm #familybusiness #oysters #sustainableseafood #nowhiring
Looking for something to wow everyone at Thanksgiving? Do you live on the coast? THEN PUT SOME SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH!! Get holiday oysters fresh from our farm at @wbbeers this upcoming Tuesday. We will be there with demos, recipes, and to answer any of your questions. #sustainable #southern #seafood #itonlytakesone
Now taking Oyster Orders! Visit our website to place your order. Pick-Up at @thewilmingtonfarmersmarket Saturday Mornings from 8-1 or schedule a pick-up directly from our Certified Cooler off of Sloop Point Rd in Hampstead. #dukesoftopsailsound
DUKES of Topsail Sound. We have been hard at work all of 2018 trying to make this a big year. Dialing in exactly what we want to put on the plate means a lot to us. We strive to grow an oyster that truly embodies North Carolina. Much like a vine grape used in a fine wines, oysters derive much of their taste from the land surrounding them. In fine wine this is deep intermingling of the lands impact on taste is called, Terroir, and for oysters we call it, Merroir. Our 8 acres in Topsail Sound is behind the south end of Topsail Island and the north end of uninhabited Lea Island. Surrounding the lease on the mainland is the Holly Shelter Game-Land. Covered with beautiful NC pines green year round just like this oyster shell. Ask for these by name!
Topsail Island (pronounced Tops’l) is a long skinny barrier island that separates our farm from the Atlantic Ocean and derives it’s name from a very interesting history. During the Golden Days of Piracy, The Carolinas played a crucial role as home ports for the “new world.” Locations like Charleston SC, Wilmington NC, and Bath NC, handled an immense amount of traded goods headed in and out of the colonies in the 1700s. Schooner and freighter ships passed along the North Carolina coast almost daily packed with spices, metals, an supplies for the colonies. But of-course... they were not alone. Notorious pirates such as Stede Bonnet, Charles Vane, and Blackbeard pillaged the boats headed in an out of the ports right off this coast. Legend has it that the island, Topsail, derives it’s name from the fashion in which the pirates pillaged the freight boats passing by. Being the expert sailors pirates were, they would park their sloops (a smaller sailboat good in shallow waters often used by pirates) behind Topsail Island, in Topsail Sound. Waiting to spot a freight ship to plunder. Having the element of surprise on their hands, the pirates would wait for the ships to get close to shore before sailing around the island in pursuit. Shipping sailors quickly developed a strategy for spotting the “Top Sail” of the pirate ships which where barely visible from the other side of this very island. The pronunciation Topsul, is old English. Many even tell tales of a ghost ship that appears to chase boats from the new Topsail inlet to Rich’s inlet on the radar, although there are clearly no boats in sight... it’s probably just me in the skiff chasing down anyone close to the oyster farm.
Everyday. My brother @macnair.james, my girlfriend @alyssapfan, and I work our 8 acre oyster lease in Topsail Sound. We hope to bring a few hundred thousand to market this upcoming 2019. Follow along with our small craft family shellfish farm as we grow. Have you tried the Dukes of Topsail Sound?
Still drooling over last night’s event 🤤 @alyssapfan taught a pilates class followed by an oyster + beer pairing at @wbbeers . Thanks to everyone for your presence and support! Another big event there this weekend — OYSTOBERFEST— come see us and try our DUKES of Topsail Sound. #shuckyeah
These are some oysters we planted this past May that made it through hurricane Florence. We would like to give a huge thanks to everyone that has helped our small company out through the gofundme my sister made for us, as well as everyone that has helped us out on the oyster operation and the awesome companies that have shown us support @ryobipowertools @hoopersislandoysters @seapaoysters @oyster_mercenary @pearl__fish @jonmac_1 @raachelhoyt @smartrd @let_freedman_ring And many more! Check out our Facebook post on information regarding when N.SEA. Oysters will be available post Florence. . . . . #n🌊oc #oysters #sustainable #farming #gottobenc #labordayweekend #eatoysters #salty #eatlocal #seafood #tidetotable #northcarolina #ncseafood #topsailnc #wilmingtonnc #hurricaneflorence #gottobenc #DukesOfTopsailSound
It’s stone crab season 🦀 We catch these beauties right off of our lease and around Topsail Sound. Just the claws are harvested then the crab is thrown back into the water where they will regrow. They seem to really enjoy eating younger oysters so we try to enjoy them. Let us know if you would like any stone crabs and blue crabs wild caught by yours truly. We are ramping up our crab catch since we are unable to sell oysters right now. They are busy filtering 50 gallons of water a day per day!