Oysters Alabama is dedicated to the marketing of oysters grown or harvested in Alabama and the growth and development of this coastal industry.
WHY ALABAMA OYSTERS?
Oysters thrive in the waters of coastal Alabama. Our southern climate allows for year-round harvest, and our flourishing bays and estuaries provide plenty of nutrition and protection that enhances the coastal landscape.
An oyster captures a memory of a place and time, a snapshot of flavor, grown from the unique conditions of, not just a particular body of water, but a particular area within that body of water. Our bays and estuaries produce distinctive and subtle flavors found nowhere else in the world. Enjoy a dozen oysters from a dozen farms or reefs along Alabama’s coast and you’ll have enjoyed twelve unique flavors, each created by the variations in salinity, nutrients, and temperature within local waters.
Alabama oyster farmers and catchers understand our waters, and they raise oysters crafted by the diverse qualities of our coast. From Dauphin Island to Bon Secour, oyster farmers are creating a culinary portrait of the landscape with the singular flavors that define Alabama’s oysters.
Alabama's wild oysters are found throughout our bays and estuaries, and they have been a part of the food economy of the region since prehistory. Oystermen today face new challenges, but for many, the hardships are worth it if it means they can live this traditional way of life.