Norm Bloom and Son, Connecticut’s own farmer of the infamous Copps Island Oyster, and Slow Shoreline will host a celebration of the Long Island Oyster, highlighting the rich history of oyster farming on the Long Island Sound and learning about traditional oyster farming methods. The event will be held Saturday, October 3rd 2015 at Norm Bloom and Son’s waterfront facility in Norwalk, Connecticut from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The celebration will feature a private tour of Norm Bloom and Son’s operations, the largest and last remaining oyster company in Connecticut employing a natural, sustainable yet labor intensive farming process in the clean, clear waters off the islands just south of Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut. A rare opportunity for participants to meet and directly learn from the oyster farmers, this two-part tour will feature a dock tour, which will describe the rich local history of oyster farming on Long Island Sound, and an oyster boat trip to the oyster beds for a first-hand experience. The event will conclude with an oyster tasting and pairing. Cost is $40 per person, with proceeds to benefit Slow Food Shoreline. Spaces are limited and tickets can be purchased here