• End of the Day

    End of the Day

    Bringing the boat in, Wellfleet MA

  • Peace and quiet in Wellfleet Bay.

    Peace and quiet in Wellfleet Bay.

    Site of famous Wellfleet Oysters

  • Working on the Beds

    Working on the Beds

    Each farm occupies it's own piece of Wellfleet Bay where the extreme tides make the farming possible

  • Working on the Oyster Beds

    Working on the Oyster Beds

    If low tide is close to noon the sun can get hot and a little shade can provide some welcome relief.

  • Packing Up

    Packing Up

    Both the beginning and the end of the work day are labor intensive.

  • Raking and Sorting

    Raking and Sorting

    Raking and sorting are on-going jobs for oyster farmers.

  • Children Paying on the Beach

    Children Paying on the Beach

    When the tide is very low the farmers drive their trucks out to their beds and work on them until the tide comes in

  • Tide Coming In

    Tide Coming In

    Work on the beds can only be done at low tide which occurs twice in every 24 hour cycle

  • Teamwork

    Teamwork

    Three women work on their farm at low tide.

  • One Farm's Rows of Oyster Beds

    One Farm's Rows of Oyster Beds

    The beds are fully underwater when the tide comes in so when the tide is out the farmers drive out to their beds to work

  • Sorting  the Day's Harvest

    Sorting the Day's Harvest

    At the end of the work day the oysters and clams are sorted by size and gotten ready for market.

  • Low Tide

    Low Tide

    A mother and daughter explore the beach while shellfish farmers get to work nearby.

  • Time to Leave

    Time to Leave

    When the tide comes back in the crews drive their catch to market

  • Jake's Boat

    Jake's Boat

    In beautiful Wellfleet Bay

Wellfleet Oyster Farms