TASTE: OUR PRODUCTS
STRAIGHT FROM OUR FARM!
Grown along the wild coastline of Kangaroo Island in the clean, pristine waters of the Southern Ocean, our pacific oysters are in season from April to December each year. Deep water and coastal farming techniques are used to grow our premium oysters.
crustaceans - freshwater
Marron, also known as a Freshwater Crayfish, live in the clean freshwater rivers and estuaries on Kangaroo Island and are farmed in fresh water ponds. These crustaceans can be enjoyed grilled or boiled in salty water. The tail and claw meat are eaten. Seasonal availability Dec - May. Ask for one of our recipe cards for instructions on how to best prepare and cook a Marron.
Yabbies, like marron, live inland in the clean, freshwater dams and estuaries on Kangaroo Island and are farmed in fresh water ponds. Similar in size to a prawn, yabbies can be enjoyed grilled or boiled in salt water. The tail and claw meat are eaten. Yabbie meat is a big favourite among the locals!
crustaceans - saltwater
My grandpa always made the most delicious smoked Snook which was a highlight of school holidays with my grandparents on Eyre Peninsula. He built his own smoking box out of an old fridge and it was cranking when the Snook were on the bite!) Probably not quite up to food safety standards today but it did the job!
Following in his footsteps, our Farm Shop produces a variety of delicious smoked products using hot smoking techniques with a traditional island wood source, the native Sheoak nut from the Casuarina trees prolific on KI.
SUSTAINABLE LOCAL FISH
South Australian waters are well regulated to ensure that fish stocks are protected and that fish will indeed be a food of the future. In conjunction with the Australian Marine Conservation Society, The Oyster Farm Shop selects fish caught from local waters that are considered to be sustainably fished so that you can be sure that you are getting the very best seafood without impacting on our pristine marine environment.
farm shop products
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
The Oyster Farm Shop is the retail outlet and wholesale packing facility for Kangaroo Island Shellfish, the largest commercial oyster farm on Kangaroo Island. Our Deep Water and Coastal Crème oysters are grown along the wild coastline of Kangaroo Island in the pristine, unpolluted waters of the Southern Ocean. They have a reputation across Australia for their clean, fresh flavour and plump meat that fills the shell.
We take pride in also showcasing the fantastic range of aquaculture products that are being farmed on the island in an environmentally conscious way. Our shop brings to you quality products from farms on Kangaroo Island and regionally for you to experience the taste of KI with the convenience of a one-stop-shop and value for money.
With state of the art freezing equipment and processes to ensure meat condition & flavours are retained, we can ensure that we offer you only premium fresh or frozen products, Handled in the best possible way to preserve their delicious taste for your enjoyment, our product range provides a convenient way to create tantalizing meals easily.
You can feel good about the fish we offer you as we are also committed to providing only sustainable seafood from our clean local waters, where fish stocks are managed responsibly. To assist in this commitment we work with the Australian Marine Conservation Society and use their Sustainable Seafood Guide to identify species that are considered sustainable.
But that’s not all…. Using this catalogue you can pre-order your produce so that it will be pre-packed ready upon your island arrival or for guests staying in your island holiday home. We can arrange delivery to drop off points around the island and we also have a pickup depot in Penneshaw where your order can be collected from. How easy is that?!
Premium Fresh or Frozen?
Why is our frozen range so good?
1. We only select products that are suitable for premium product freezing.
2. Each product is frozen at its peak on the farm using the optimum method required for that product whether it be nitrogen or blast frozen.
3. Each product is pre-prepared for your convenience, so it keeps perfectly, looks great and when you eat this product you will think it is better than fresh!
We know you’ll be impressed by our frozen range of aquafood and sustainable seafood.
These are but a few examples of selecting quality produce to freeze, the best time to freeze it and the optimum freezing method. Whiting, flathead, garfish, tommy ruffs - all freeze very well, are vacuum packed for convenience, and thus staying fresher longer.
Crayfish - freezes best once cooked
Abalone - export quality frozen using state-of-the-art Nitrogen technologies at farm
Oysters - frozen 1/2 shell—blast frozen and glazed
Marron - best frozen green (uncooked) - blast frozen
Of course, we also have our convenient ready-to-heat-&-eat Frozen Range and Value Packs such as oysters Kilpatrick, abalini bbq packs and more...
We welcome wholesale customers. Wholesale pricing is dependent on quantities ordered and availability of seasonal produce. Please contact us to discuss our wholesale options further.