The seasons are getting warmer, the days are stretching long and soon we will be flocking to the beach to relieve ourselves from the heat with a dive in the ocean. As the temperature rises, many of us will be ducking into restaurants for a little air conditioning, an iced tea and a few local oysters on ice. Wait? Local oysters? Aren’t those only available in the months ending with R? Wouldn't it be dangerous to eat oysters that grew in...

Many of us have heard the claim that oysters can act as a natural aphrodisiac, but what is it that fuels these beliefs? Is it actual lived experience, scientific findings, traditions passed down over a few generations or some combination of all the above? The media has been all over the spectrum in terms of their opinions on effect of oysters on libido and desire. Some completely dismiss the notion, while others are emphatic that eating oysters can work. There’s a historical...

  We all know that oysters are delicious, but what else do you know about this special creature? As it turns out, oysters are pretty amazing in more ways than just their flavor. Below we will highlight some of the more impressive (and sometimes strange) facts about oysters. Better Than Brita Oysters are incredible at filtering. One oyster filters approximately 50 gallons of water per day. A reef of oysters can filter enough water in a day to fill about 36 Olympic-size swimming...

This is the time of year in which we gather the people around us that we love and share whatever we have to offer, be it gifts, food, music, companionship or help. It is also a time when those who have less than others may feel this lack most sharply.We at St. Jude Farms believe that it is crucial and right to share one’s abundance with another who may not have enough, and to remind that person that they are...

The wide table is crowded. Between the bodies wrapped in coats and sweaters you can see steam rising. Hands grasp for gloves, blunt knives, Saltine crackers, the bowl of lemon butter. Someone walks over and empties a burlap bag onto the table, and hot clusters of oysters fresh from the steamer roll out. Everyone cheers, a few of them clinking their beers with their nearest neighbor.This is the scene in backyards and public spaces all along the South Carolina coast...

             For those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving, we all have our go-to recipes and dishes. For most, the thought of this holiday conjures images of roasted turkeys, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pies and casseroles all steaming in their bowls and baking pans, a large spoon alongside each so we can heap our plates high with some our favorite foods.            However, if you live alongside the coast, there may be another food that has become...