Serving Greater San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94111
Have your next special event at The Farm. Birthdays, weddings and anniversaries - we have helped celebrate them all. Or, try a new twist on company team building!
Hog Island Farm can accommodate groups of up to 50 in our one-of-a-kind location. Contact us with your guest list and we will design the ultimate oyster experience.
Hog Island Oyster Company was founded in 1983 by three marine biologists who shared a love of the ocean, a passion for quality seafood and oddly unique skills in marine aquaculture. Before quitting their day-jobs the partners brought their talents together into a single unified vision: to produce the best, premium quality, locally grown oysters in California.
Selecting Tomales Bay for its pristine, nutrient-rich waters, the partners planted their first 10-acre lease in a northern estuary where the fresh waters of Walker Creek join the Pacific Ocean. Rock crab and sea lions enjoyed much of that initial crop, but when the partners finally harvested their first 25 bushels of sweet, succulent Hog Island Pacific Oysters a Bay Area legend was born.
Today Hog Island Oyster Company leases 160 acres in Tomales Bay and sells over 3 million oysters and Manila clams annually. Hog Island raises Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas), Kumamoto Oysters (Crassostrea sikamea) and Atlantic Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as well as Manila clams and mussels.
From pioneering a state-of-the-art aquaculture farm, to testing and adapting world-class growing methods, to advocating policy on clean oceans and watershed conservation, co-owners Terry Sawyer and John Finger have dedicated their lives to their original vision.
"The bottom line is, to raise beautiful, healthy oysters - you must begin with beautiful, healthy waters," says John, a founding member of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council. "Oysters deliver subtle nuances and flavors of their environment. Like fine wines or fine cheese, they are a product of their terroir. A Hog Island Oyster's terroir is Tomales Bay and we will continue to be ardent stewards of this rich resource.”
In November of 2003 Hog Island Oyster Co. opened a new chapter of their business with the launch of the Hog Island Oyster Bar. The Hog Island Oyster Bar delivers the freshest, ultimate oyster experience to Bay area residents and visitors alike in a location that reflects our dedication and commitment to local, organic and sustainable foods.