Independent Oyster Co.
20-YR AQUACULTURE FARM CO.
150 YEARS OF OYSTER INDUSTRY
We are farmers, community members, and oyster lovers. Locally owned and operated. Rooted around the capital city of Olympia Washington. A community with a 150 year history in the oyster industry. Together our team is heavily invested in technology and technique. Focused on working with Mother Nature, not against her.
Our master farmer, Tom Bloomfield, is a 5th generation oysterman. He has spent his life work, building on the knowledge his ancestors passed down to him. Renowned in the community as a leader, Tom is at the forefront of oyster aquaculture technology. He spent his career helping others develop and build oyster operations, while farming some of his own tidelands. Now teamed with 2 of the largest Shellfish companies in Washington State, Tom has all the tools he needs to share his work with the world.
INDEPENDENT OYSTER COMPANY
Owned and operated by 5th generation shellfish farmer, Tom Bloomfield. A young renowned industry expert, experienced with operating on the forefront of technology. One of the original inventors of the tumbled oyster system.
Jim Gibbons has 20 years experience in shellfish farming – one of the early pioneers of geoduck aquaculture. The largest geoduck farmer in the world, responsible for creating some of the most advanced aquaculture methods.