Back in March (a lifetime ago), we planned to introduce you to an oyster that is near-and-dear to our heart and the history of Seattle Fish Company: Larimer Points Oysters. Then, the world as we knew it, changed. As we head into the colder winter months, things still look different, including outdoor dining.
In collaboration with our friends at Rappahannock Oyster Co., Seattle Fish Co. is now offering Larimer Points Oysters with a purpose: to help keep our restaurants open, keep people employed, and assist hardworking oyster farmers in moving their product.
Through January 2021, Seattle Fish Co. will donate .05 cents for each Larimer Points oyster sold to the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program. This grant program directly supports Colorado-based restaurants that are experiencing financial hardship because of the Covid-19 crisis and provides funds to purchase items needed to maintain outdoor dining spaces during colder weather like tents, heaters, and seating.
“Rappahannock Oyster Co. is a business of proud oyster farmers, but we also own a few namesake restaurants and understand the hard decisions the food and beverage community are being forced to make right now. We’ve experienced first hand how food can unite and revive communities, and we’re excited to grow and supply Larimer Points oysters for Seattle Fish Co. to help restaurants get through this tough time.” – Travis Croxton, Co-Owner and fourth-generation Rappahannock Oyster Co.
Seattle Fish Co. will be running this special through the month of January, offering our customers an opportunity to add a premium product back to your menu that will drive positive change in our community. We hope you love these oysters as much as we do – and we look forward to helping our community, through nourishing food, together.
The Larimer Points Oyster Story
Over one hundred years ago, a sixteen-year-old boy could be seen walking the streets of downtown Denver, a cart full of fresh oysters in tow. Sourced from Seattle and brought to Colorado via train, he would sell the oysters to eager chefs and patrons around town who craved the taste of seafood from the coast.
That young man was Mose Iacino, Seattle Fish Company’s founder, and those streets have since become Denver’s Larimer Square.
In an ode to Mose and those very first oysters, we’re proud to bring you Larimer Points:
- A classic oyster with a story to tell, Larimer Points boast a bold, seaside brininess
- Smooth, clean follow-through
- Hardshell; easy to shuck
- Type of Oyster: Crassostra virginica
- Site: Chincoteague, VA
- Salinity Range: 27-32 parts per thousand
- .5 cents of every oyster sold through January will be donated to the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program which directly supports Colorado-based restaurants that are experiencing financial hardship because of the Covid-19 crisis and provides funds to purchase items needed to maintain outdoor dining spaces during colder weather like tents, heaters, and seating
- *Available in 25 ct. & 100 ct. bags. Ask your Seattle Fish Co. Sales Rep about placing future orders of Larimer Points or Rappahannock Oysters.