May River Oyster Company

As South Carolina natives and longtime residents of Bluffton, the team at May River Oyster Company went to work developing an oyster farm. The mission of the farm is to provide local oysters to restaurants creating a “river to restaurant” experience for the consumer.

Besides producing delicious oysters, the farm contributes to the health of the May River in a significant way. Maintaining wild beds of oysters using sustainable practices and raising thousands of new oysters in the river generate a filtering capacity that results in a flourishing environment for many marine species. Since 2015, May River Oyster Company has raised thousands of single select oysters, helping to fulfill the ever-growing demand for delicious local oysters while at the same time reducing the need to harvest from wild colonies.

May River Oyster Company
Olivia Young