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Labor of Love ❤️ Meet the Founders

A labor of love

Dear Cult,

We're over the moon you've joined the cult to celebrate the badass bivalve that's delicious, nutritious, and working hard to save the oceans. It's almost Labor Day, and we'd like to say THANK YOU for working with us on our mission, and HELLO + WELCOME to all the new faces.

We're Sims + Rob, founders of Real Oyster Cult. We have four kids and an oyster farm in Duxbury, MA. Real Oyster Cult is a true labor of love. It's...

Shuckin' Play on Labor Day

Make Labor Day a play day

Badminton is the perfect backyard sport. Get a nice rally going. Saunter over for a sip of Sancerre. Snag an oyster. Play a few points. Try another oyster. Perhaps, a Paine's Creek from Brewster: new this week.

Paine's Creek pairs perfectly with badminton, because it's briny and bouncy with mineral undertones from two fresh water creeks that'll elevate your game, and citrus notes which'll triple the impact...

Get Shucking Empowered

Get shucking empowered

And then empower your friends. ✌️ We taught lots of fine folks at the Boston Seafood Festival last Sunday to shuck. Woot! And it was delicious to see proud smiles, laughter, and the "ah ha moment" when they popped the hinge of the shell. 

National Oyster Day was yesterday (woo-hoo!), and we want you to celebrate. Grab some friends this weekend, and get shucking. 

GET SHUCKING EMPOWERED + get 20% off with code: Get Shucking

Shucking for the first time? SWEET. 

Juicy Summer Reads: Patriot Trilogy


Summer is a storied time in New England: parades, cookouts, ice cream, lobster rolls, sailing, the scent of the ocean that ignites all the senses, an essence deliciously captured in many movies and books, and in the same vein we introduce our Patriot Trilogy.

We've paired Egg Island, a petite Wellfleet beauty with full meats, a modest brine and an earthy finish, with Dutch Island from Rhode Island, a hearty oyster with a mineral saltiness and umami finish, rounding out with Racepoint, a favorite from a small lease in the...

Add some alchemy to your summer soirée


There's something magical about Moonstones, maybe because they're grown in a salt pond, maybe because their complexity draws you in to musing on their myriad flavor notes. It's a subtle alchemy, and if you're looking for a little night magic to dress up your summer soirée, look no further than Moonstone + just for fun, cue Sondheim's A little Night Music. Rowan Jacobsen of the Oyster Guide says it sublimely:

"Grown in Point Judith Pond, an oval bit...