- Specie:Crassostrea gigas
- Origin:Southern Baynes Sound, British Columbia(CAN)
- Farmed: 12 to 18 months
- Average Size:2.75 inches
- Available:August through May
- Tides:Baynes Sound; medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
- Bottom:Sand and gravel.
Ron Osmund started oyster farming about 30 years ago. About 15 years ago, Ron’s love for the water led him to start his own farm. Ron has never looked back, he has been enjoying farming on his own and developing the farm for the past 15 years or so.
"Ron, is out on the farm every day with one employee and his son, who helps on weekends. He keeps his farm sufficiently run and updated so he can, on occasion, be found on the the ski hill in the winter and fishing in the spring and summer. When Ron isn’t at the farm, he is bringing the oysters into our processing facility where he also brings in his skills to ensure the facility is running as efficiently as the farm. I run and manage the processing facility. Ron and I box and package the oysters for market two days a week, which Ron considers his days off, because he is away from the farm and can spend his day with me. We are both really happy that we can grow these oysters from seed and take them to market. We work hands on to produce the best quality of oyster we can."
Cindy & Ron Osmond