According to legend, Casanova enjoyed 50 oysters a day which led to oysters being declared the food of love...
We've been wondering how lobsters have become a sign for love, with Valentine's Day cards depicting lobsters not roses.
Here at the Fishery we grow two types of oysters, rocks and natives or to give them their latin names - Crassostrea gigas and Ostrea edulis.
The Fishery has been here in the Pyefleet in some form or another since Roman times when Colchester was called Camulodunum and was the capital of Roman Britain and Boudica was causing trouble for the Romans.
We are down tot he last few delivery slots before Christmas on the 20th and 21st, so we will be closing the order books today at 1pm.
Our MSC Blue Shell Shetlands Mussels are back in season and back in stock!
You can enjoy rock oysters all year round. You just have to be careful how to store them when you receive your delivery, especially during these hot summer days.
I am sure you are wondering why we don't have any native lobsters in stock at the moment, given that it's summer and they are in season. It's down to one thing; the weather.
We are always on the look out for delicious seafood and recently we came across the Phished Fish and their smoked salmon blew us away!
It is that time of year again when we say goodbye to native oysters until the end of September.