You know that life going pretty well when your biggest decision lies between spending Saturday drinking wine in Sonoma or shucking oysters on the Tomales Bay. My God, I love northern California.
When a last-minute reservation opened up at Hog Island Oyster Company our group jumped at it. Located in Marshall, CA, Hog Island Oyster Co. grows, harvests, shucks, and sells over 3.5 million oysters, Manila clams, and mussels yearly. A day spent in at the oyster farm means a day sitting along Tomales Bay, shucking and throwing back oysters fresh out of the water. If you make a shuck-your-own picnic reservation, it's BYO food, beer, wine, etc. Reservations are usually booked out months in advance, but it's always worth it to put your name on the waitlist—that's how we got in this weekend!
Below are some pictures from our day spent at Hog Island. If you're ever in California and have the chance to visit this tiny slice of briny heaven, go. It's by far one of my favorite things to do in this beautiful state.