Skip Bennett, owner and founder of Island Creek Oysters, planted his first oysters in 1992 after three years growing quahogs in Duxbury Bay. After much trial and error, and some undeniably delicious oysters, Island Creeks has grown into one of the largest and most reputable aquaculture businesses in the US, selling nearly five million oysters a year around the world through their wholesale company, online retail store, and the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston’s Kenmore Square. Intense care is given to every step of the farming process, from hatchery to harvesting. Because of Island Creek’s commitment to excellence, the National Shellfish Association named Island Creek Oysters the best oyster in America. Today, diners can find Island Creek Oysters on the menu at restaurants across the country including Per Se, The French Laundry, Le Bernardin and even The White House. The company also runs a non-profit arm, Island Creek Oysters Foundation, which strives to bring sustainable protein to those who need it most via aquaculture projects in developing countries. For more information, or to purchase oysters for home delivery, please visit www.islandcreekoysters.com.