Blue Island Oyster Farm was founded in 2004 in the Great South Bay. The farm is strategically located near the Fire Island Inlet in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and makes it an ideal location for raising oysters. The strong current, abundance of algae and phytoplankton, and select minerals in the Great South Bay create a perfect environment to cultivate our oysters.
Blue Island Oyster Farm was the first operation to grow oysters in the Great South Bay since the closure of the original Blue Point Oyster Co.
In 2012, Chuck Westfall became a partner at Blue Island Oyster Farm and has been an integral part in expanding the operation. Chuck is a lifelong sailor and has devoted countless hours in the study of oyster growing techniques from around the globe.
Chuck’s expertise and dedication has prompted exponential growth in farm production. As a result, what started as a boutique oyster farm has now become one of the largest oyster producing farms in the state of New York.