The Butcher Shop Harvest Fest 2014 in South End Boston

Last weekend, we joined The Butcher Shop and B&G Oysters for Harvest Fest in the South End! There were some awesome chefs and restaurants representing including Myers + Chang, the soon-to-be-open Cafe ArtScience, and Neptune Oysters.

There were B&G's famous lobster rolls, grilled sausages from The Butcher Shop, and cotton candy! But my favorite dish of the day went to Alden & Harlow's Dave Tollerud who prepared a Raw Sugar Pumpkin Salad... sweet, savory, spicy, a combination of awesome flavors!

We were obviously there shucking the best oysters in the world, Standish Shores (we're a little bias, but can you blame us?), and people raved about them. If you missed the event this year, make sure to join us next year! Awesome food, guaranteed.

Boston Magazine's The Cookout and Battle of the Burgers 2014

This past Tuesday and Wednesday, we headed down the street in our backyard to the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to join the festivities at Boston Magazine's Cookout and Battle of the Burgers. We represented with Clambakes, Etc. with a complete raw bar serving our signature Standish Shore Oysters, Summerside Oysters, and littleneck clams from the Cape. We had so many guests tell us that the raw bar was the highlight of their night! Who would of guessed at a BBQ/cocktail/burger event!

We received many compliments on both of our oysters and clams, and it was hard to say which was more preferred. On night one, Bobby and Jason from Clambakes shucked 400 oysters and 100 littleneck clams in 60 minutes. On night two, Bobby and Travis shucked 600 oysters and 300 littleneck clams in 80 minutes! Now that's LEGIT!

Huge thanks again to Clambakes, Etc. for partnering with us on this opportunity. They brought a raw bar boat, the condiments, and their A game! They'll come to your house, too, so if you're looking to have a clambake or raw bar at your event this year, call them up!

Pangea Shellfish Company at 2014 Seafood Expo NA

After a one year hiatus from Seafood Expo North America, we decided to come back in full swing and swagger. We were literally "drippin' swagoo" as Kanye West would say. So many people came by and was awestruck by how many oysters we had:

Seafood Expo NA Pangea Shellfish

Yes, all of the oysters displayed were a different variety from their neighbor! We got so many compliments for having the best display at the show. Attendees constantly asked if they could take a photo, and we couldn't have been more thrilled!

The highlights of being at the show each year include reconnecting with old friends, greeting our customers, matching names to faces, and building the shellfish community. The de Konings of Acadia Aqua Farms, growers of our premium Hollander & de Koning mussels, blessed us with their presence on the first day. They're fun people and one of our favorite purveyors we proudly represent!

Fiona de Koning of Acadia Aqua Farms visits the Pangea Shellfish Company booth at the 2014 Seafood Expo North America.

Fiona de Koning of Acadia Aqua Farms visits the Pangea Shellfish Company booth at the 2014 Seafood Expo North America.

It was also a pleasure to see Robert Rheault, Executive Director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, who goes way back with Ben during his Moonstone Oyster Farm days when Ben was only a college student.

Robert Rheault, Executive Director of ECSGA, says hello to the Pangea Team!

Robert Rheault, Executive Director of ECSGA, says hello to the Pangea Team!

The show is also an opportunity to make new friends and see cool new products. We were thrilled to meet the folks behind Daisy Bay Oysters (also the growers of the well-known Raspberry Point Oysters) and are proud to announce that starting next week, March 24th, we will be introducing Daisy Bay Oysters to our selection!

Lindsay Linkletter and James Power of Daisy Bay Oysters representing Prince Edward Island at the Seafood Expo NA.

Lindsay Linkletter and James Power of Daisy Bay Oysters representing Prince Edward Island at the Seafood Expo NA.

One of the reasons we love social media is because it's a great tool for making connections and building community. A huge shout out to Barren Island Oysters and Steve Vilnit (@SteveVilnit), Director of Fisheries Marketing of Maryland DNR, for engaging with us and promoting seafood and shellfish. What a fun group of guys!

Jay Fleming, Timothy Devine, Steve Vilnit, and John Kutner representing Maryland Seafood at Seafood Expo NA.

Jay Fleming, Timothy Devine, Steve Vilnit, and John Kutner representing Maryland Seafood at Seafood Expo NA.

The lineup of events at the expo also gave special consideration to the oyster. Besides talks on sustainability and a master class led by Patrick McMurray (@ShuckerPaddy), which featured Pangea's oysters, the bivalve got a lot of press during the annual oyster shucking competition! Paul Hagan, our farm manager, couldn't resist a photo opportunity with some of the world's best shuckers -- our friend, Daniel Notkin (@MtlOysterfest) of The Old Port Fishing Company, and John Bil (@keeponshucking).

Ben Lloyd, Paul Hagan, John Bil, and Daniel Notkin before the annual Seafood Expo NA Oyster Shucking Competition.

Ben Lloyd, Paul Hagan, John Bil, and Daniel Notkin before the annual Seafood Expo NA Oyster Shucking Competition.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped us make the Seafood Show a success! Until next year!

Always #eatmoreoysters,

The Pangea Shellfish Team

Pangea Shellfish Team

A Fair of Seafood Fare at Earth & Sea Fish Market

Earth & Sea have their own fleet of trucks picking up fresh oysters from our Boston shop at least twice a week.

Earth & Sea have their own fleet of trucks picking up fresh oysters from our Boston shop at least twice a week.

Bob and Greg from Earth & Sea, and Ben

Bob and Greg from Earth & Sea, and Ben

Last Wednesday, Ben and I went on a road trip to visit our friends at Earth & Sea Fish Market! Located in Manchester, VT, Earth & Sea has been "supplying some of the finest restaurants and supermarkets throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York State" for almost three decades! The staff are the friendliest people you will meet, especially Bob Yakaitis, owner and seafood buyer of Earth & Sea.

We were excited to represent Pangea and share our love of oysters with Earth & Sea's customers. After tallying up all the tasting votes by the end of the day, our Standish Shore Oysters were the clear winner. Every chef's and restauranteur's eyes would light up when they tasted the Standish. But they were even more impressed after I told them it was all due to 18 months of Ben's hard work!

Ben shucking Standish Shore Oysters.

Ben shucking Standish Shore Oysters.

Besides sharing some awesome oysters, we also got to meet other purveyors and loaded up on some free samples!

I was definitely taken aback by Great Eastern Seafood's monkfish...

Look at that mouth!

Look at that mouth!

And finding out that John Nagle Company is truly a FAMILY company. These boys are all cousins.

The John Nagle Co. cousins.

The John Nagle Co. cousins.

If you're in Vermont or nearby, definitely swing by Earth & Sea Fish Market. They have a great selection of seafood (lots of live lobsters!), wines, and sauces!

3757 Richville Road Pier 2
Manchester Center, VT 05255
(802) 362-1679

To see all the photos of the event, click here.

Fresh fish and an assortment of seafood on display in the Earth & Sea shop.

Fresh fish and an assortment of seafood on display in the Earth & Sea shop.