Michael and Isabel Osinski started Widow's Hole Oysters in 2002 after leaving Wall Street. They were inspired by Greenport's rich history as the oyster capital of New York in the early 1900's. As their children, Susanna and Mercator, grew up, they also became an integral part of the farm. For the last 17 years, they have continued their small family farm and deliver delicious oysters to top tier restaurants in NYC; including Eleven Madison, Le Bernadin, Grand Central Oyster Bar, and many others. They also sell to local restaurants out in Greenport during the summer.
The Osinski's use Australian gear with the Japanese method of growing oysters, called the kusshi method. This allows the oysters to hang between the high and low tide mark to produce a cleaner, fatter, healthier, and richer tasting oyster.
The farm also gives tours, check out their website to find more info!
FARMERS: Michael, Isabel, Susanna, and Mercator Osinski
FARM LOCATION: Widow's Hole, Greenport Harbor
OYSTER NAMES: Widow's Hole Oysters; kusshi oysters (method of growing)
WHERE TO FIND THE OYSTERS: Directly from the farm