Check out the size of this oyster. You don't see a seven-inch oyster very often. Counting the rings, I figure it's five years old. I found it in a "boat sack" I bought for $36 a couple of weeks ago. You get somewhere between 220 and 250 oysters in a boat sack, so it's quite a bargain, but they aren't sorted.
Oyster bars usually buy hundred-count sacks, which cost around $20. The oystermen put the little ones into the half shell sacks and save the big ones for shucking. You never know what you are going to get in a boat sack. -- Robb Walsh
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