Bold Bivalves

The folks at Real Oyster Cult want you to know that when you pry open an oyster, you’re making a responsible choice for the Earth — and your health.

No one can deny that the planet is getting crowded. In fact, we could reach 9 billion people by 2050…and that’s a lot of mouths to feed! Not to mention, climate change, acidification and overfishing are taxing the ocean’s natural stability. The good news: Oyster farming is a completely sustainable, highly regulated industry with zero use of antibiotics or harm to sea stock. To top it all off, oysters are really, really good for you. They’re rich in omega 3s, antioxidants, vitamins, protein, beneficial cholesterol and large amounts of zinc and magnesium. There aren’t many foods that can claim “indulgence,” “treat,” and “super healthy” all at once. Real Oyster Cult knows people love their oysters so they are offering a triple win package: for you, your giftee, and Mother Earth. The company will curate the most delectable oysters from across North America and add a free shucking knife and gloves to make for an unforgettable gift bundle. Choose 40 oysters and give a party with two varieties. Choose 60 oysters and you can sample a trio. They also offer holiday tastings, caviar, oyster art and monthly memberships;