"Tomales Bay Oyster Company". What a fun place to buy oysters! You can buy 12 sweet oysters for 10.00 - (most of the time it's 13 oysters) fresh right out of Tomales Bay that day. Tom swears that the oysters from Tomales Bay are the best oysters he's ever had! Friendly people, you can tell that this is truly an old family traditional business - they even have crushed ice to pack your oysters home in. (We were prepared with your insulated cooler this time!)
Not only can you buy varying sizes of fresh oysters here, but they invite you to have a picnic on their beach. Lots of picnic tables, with bar-b-ques all ready to go, just bring your charcoal and your picnic basket. The parking lot is always packed, lots of loud party music and the sweet smell of charcoal grilling. Next time, we are just going to crash somebody else's family party...
Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes. Too many choices of gourmet organic cheese.. I could really go crazy in this shop! We bought the Mt. Tam and Sir Francis Drake varieties, after some careful consideration with one of the cheese mongers. Though, we couldn't possibly leave without a little chunk of smokey blue cheese to go on the birthday steaks tonight. (Can't wait!)
Tip: Our "cheese monger" suggested that we have the Sir Francis Drake cheese on crusty french bread with a drizzle of local honey. Can tell you that this is my new favorite appetizer -close rival to chocolate! Oh mi - am totally addicted to this cheese treat....
P.S. Tom only cut his hand in one place while prying open the shells!
P.S. P.S. The French glass antique glass oyster plate was one of my most recent finds, in a little shop in Seabeack, Washington, but we did receive these oyster plates this week in the warehouse!
And these too - 3 sizes available!
Small oyster plates - pretty green recycled glass!
See you at the beach!