Order Seed Online Here: https://buy.taylorshellfishfarms.com/seed-gear/
This link will be active only during seed sales!
Do you own tidelands and want a small shellfish garden? Visit our Summer seed sales!
We offer oyster, clam, mussel and geoduck seed along with all the necessary growing gear to get your garden started. Grow your own shellfish for the perfect summer barbeque!
Shelton (130 SE Lynch Rd., Shelton)
Samish Farm Store (2182 Chuckanut Dr., Bow)
Save the Date:
Shipped Seed Sale: August 19th for an August 20th arrival at your home
Are you still looking to get seed for your Shellfish Garden this summer? Don’t miss out on our last seed sale of the year. There will not be a pickup option for this sale, instead we will ship the seed directly to your home.
Seed will be available for purchase Monday August 3rd at 10am – Monday August 17th at 8am. We will have Pacific Triploid & Diploid, Kumamoto and Olympia oyster seed available along with Manila Clam and Mediterranean Mussel seed. Unfortunately, we will not ship Geoduck seed since it will not survive out of the water overnight. We will also ship all gear necessary to set up a successful shellfish garden.
Seed and gear will be shipped overnight on Wednesday August, 19th to arrive at your home Thursday August, 20th. There will be a flat rate shipping cost of $20.00 on all seed orders. If you have any shellfish gardening questions, submit them here and we will have one of our experts get right back to you.
Happy Shellfish Gardening!!
SEED SALE FAQs
HOW DO I FIND MY TAX PARCEL NUMBER?
To find your tax parcel, you will need to browse to the county assessor website (The County where the seed will be planted). For a complete list of counties, please go to https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/property-tax/county-assessor-and-treasurer-websites. Once at your county assessor site, find “search my property” or “tax parcel lookup” and follow the prompts. Write down your tax parcel number and enter it into the appropriate box in our online order system.
WHAT OYSTER SEED MIX WILL YOU HAVE AT THE SALE?
It varies from sale to sale. Each Monday, we will post to our website the seed available for the upcoming Saturday sale. Manila Clams and Mussels are generally in good supply for each sale.
I'M BRAND NEW, HOW DO I GET STARTED? WHAT DO I NEED?
Growing shellfish on a hobby scale is pretty straightforward. We sell all the gear and seed needed to get started. We have managers on hand at each sale to answer all your questions. In addition, displays will be set up to show you the different grow out options available to you. Our Seed Sales bring together a community of shellfish gardeners, so ask around at the sale!
HOW MANY OYSTER SEED PER BAG CAN I EXPECT?
We pre-bag oysters by volume. Counts vary as oysters grow at different rates. The average you can expect is 300-400 oysters per bag. We recommended splitting these equally between 5 grow bags. Purchasing a few extra bags is a good idea to "change-out" as oysters grow big.
WHERE DO I ORDER MY SEED?
WHEN DO I PICK UP MY SEED?
You will pick-up at the site between 8-11am
CAN I COME PICK-UP FOR MY NEIGHBORS?
When seed is purchased online, you can have your neighbor pick-up for you. They MUST have your printed confirmation order with them. If you are planning on purchasing the day of, you will need to be present.
WHAT OYSTER SEED DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A FIRST TIME GROWER?
We would recommend you try a couple of different types of seed. Every beach has different results. Experiment, and find what works best on yours!
HOW LONG WILL THE SEED HOLD OUT OF THE WATER?
Plant clam and geoduck seed the same day. Oyster seed is ok for an additional day, but we recommend all purchased seed is planted no later than Sunday.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SEED COST?
Pacific Diploid Oyster sold by volume $60/bag
Pacific Triploid Oyster sold by volume $75/bag
Kumamoto Oyster (when available) sold by volume $90/bag
Olympia Oyster (when available) sold by volume $90/bag
Manila Clam sold per 1000 $20/K
Mediterranean Mussel sold per foot $21/ft
Geoduck Clam $2.50/each
How Much gear do i need to order for my seed?
Check out our seeding guidelines here.
Do you have additional questions?
Submit your questions here.
Our expert farmers will be there to answer all of your questions and prepare you to grow a successful shellfish garden. Here are a few videos our Farm Interns made last year about seed & gear.
How to secure the clips onto the AP6 Tumber
How to attach anchor bands and breizhooks to your grow bag
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR YOUR SHELLFISH GARDEN: CARE & GROWING INFORMATION
As a fellow shellfish farmer, we ask that you consider getting involved to support the efforts to keep the Washington State marine waters clean and safe. Below are just a few ways you can help out!
- Get involved in local shoreline and growth management planning
- Maintain your septic system in good working order
- Collect and dispose of pet waste
- Fence your horses or cows out of streams
- Recycle used motor oil and dispose of household hazardous wastes at appropriate facilities