Washington's Hama Hama Oysters Unite a Family to Their Community


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On this episode of Food as a Lifestyle, we venture to Hama Hama Oyster Company in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Found on the Hamma Hamma River, the farm is run by Adam James and his sister, Lissa James Monberg. They are part of the fifth generation of family members who decided to help run the sustainable tree and shellfish farm that has been around for over 100 years.

“It’s probably one of the most beautiful places on the planet...” says Adam who acts as operations manager at Hama Hama. “You could be out there, on a clear winter night, and the Olympics are blanketed in snow and the moon’s out, the stars are out and you almost don’t even need your headlamp...”

Lissa, who handles the retail and marketing operations, assures that it was never part of a master plan to end up working for Hama Hama Co. but has found her niche “walking around the beach with a camera, exploring the micro and megafauna and just getting to dig into the ecology of the beach.”

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