“We were ‘The Oyster Mercenaries’ on a mission to grow great oysters and have fun doing it.”
John Finger and Terry Sawyer, Hog Island Oyster Co.
“Strong backs and weak minds!” That was our motto when we planted our first oyster seed on July 9, 1983. We started with a five-acre shellfish lease, $500 borrowed from our parents, and one “not-so-seaworthy” Flexible Flyer.
We’ve learned a lot and grown up a little since we first began, but our mission at Hog Island Oyster Co. has remained unchanged: grow great oysters, create a fresh and fun oyster experience, and have a great time doing it.