Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm


PSRF is pleased to announce Johansson-Clark Real Estate as a 2014 sponsor of the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm. Johansson-Clark has a philosophy of “island living,” which involves working with the community to hold on to healthy and productive marine systems. This complements PSRF’s vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is full of life and capable of sustaining us. Re-connecting people on Bainbridge Island with harvest opportunities provides an incentive for efforts to preserve and restore clean water. Please visit www.johanssonclark.com

The Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm (PMCSF), located on the Bloedel Reserve tidelands on Bainbridge Island, is PSRF’s newest farm. The PMCSF seeks to connect community members directly with the benefits of a healthy watershed by growing, harvesting and eating community grown clams and oysters. Growing shellfish has many environmental benefits, including improved water quality, species diversity and eelgrass growth. In fact, a single oyster can filter 20 gallons of water a day.  Shellfish can be part of the solution to cleaning up Puget Sound. We believe this positive connection between you, your environment and your dinner plate is the key to active and enjoyable environmental stewardship. 


Harvesting oysters from the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm on a beautifully sunny day (photo Marc Shor)

Watch an excerpt of Gardening with Cisco Morris, featuring the PMCSF

The Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm is looking forward to the 2014 harvest season with anticipation; mouths are watering for more of the sweet and delicate, tasty bounty of oysters.  The harvest schedule is set and CSA memberships for 2014 are now available!

Since the opening 2010 season, CSA membership has increased every year as more and more Bainbridge residents are building a connection to their marine resources and renewing their commitment to clean water and healthy shorelines.  During the 2013 season we harvested 761 dozen oysters for 57 loyal CSA members and we'd like to reach our goal of 75 members for 2014.  Our 83 volunteers certainly had their work cut out for them in 2013 - contributing more than 252 total work hours to the farm sorting, bagging and hauling oysters.  Thank you to all who have supported the farm by purchasing memberships, volunteering during farm seedings and harvests, and slurping the delicious oysters that are the result of our efforts to protect and maintain great water quality and healthy beaches surrounding Port Madison and Bainbridge Island.  All farm proceeds go back into local water quality and habitat improvement projects!

Sign up now before our 2014 PMCSF CSA memberships sell out, and enjoy five harvests between April and August of our delicious Port Madison Petites!  Pass the word along to your family, friends and neighbors and be a part of this growing community of oyster lovers.  Print, complete and mail in the pdf membership form below, or sign up online using our paypal link.

Membership Details

Membership Level

Dozen

# of Pick Ups

Annual Share

Oysters/Year

1

2

5

$100

120

2

4

5

$200

240

3

6

5

$300

360

 

Harvest & Pick Up Date

Harvest Time

Pick Up Time

Pick Up Location (PSRF Office)

Friday, April 18, 2014

12:00pm - 3:30 pm

5:00pm - 12:00am

590 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge

Friday, May 16, 2014

10:45am - 2:45pm

5:00pm - 12:00am

590 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge

Friday, June 13, 2014

9:45am - 1:45pm

5:00pm - 12:00am

590 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge

Friday, July 11, 2014

8:30am - 12:30pm

3:00pm - 12:00am

590 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge

Friday, August 8, 2014

8:00am - 11:00am

3:00pm - 12:00am

590 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge

How to Join

You can either click here to download a form to fill out and mail in, or use the PayPal link below (You don't need a PayPal account; just a credit card.)

Membership Level

For more information about PMCSF and related projects or to get involved, please contact josh@restorationfund.org

 Port Madison harvest
 Celebrating the harvest

Our 2014 Oyster-Give-Away Program is a related project aimed to address pollution that affects local harvest. Step up to get your septic systems inspected and maintained and we will salute you with FREE OYSTERS for helping to improve water quality conditions in the Sound. More information about the program HERE.

The oysters will be distributed come spring, but don’t hesitate to schedule the inspection now. Time has a way of getting away from us. The Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm is alive and well thanks to continued awareness and actions people are taking to maintain and improve local waters. This program is intended to provide tasty incentives for addressing water quality issues. Contact josh@restorationfund.org for more information. Please join us!

Thanks to Kitsap Public Health District, the Bloedel Reserve, and PMCSF CSA members for making the Oyster-Give-Away Program possible.

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