WE WANTED A BETTER WAY
It all started in 2010 when New Zealand's Oyster industry was hit with a virus that decimated the production of spat or young oysters, particularly in the warmer months. Aaron, founder, saw this as an opportunity and with Debbie, started their own oyster farming company. After many years in the industry and facing challenges with the current farming system, Aaron through trial and error came up with the technology that has now been recognised around the world. Their awards for the system include, the 2021 Future Development Innovation Award by Seafood New Zealand as well as the Australian Good Design Award for Engineering Design. They have also been awarded the Global Seafood Alliance Innovation Award, a first for New Zealand and oyster farming worldwide. They called it FlipFarm.
An ingenious mix of simplicity and design, FlipFarm is the world's first semi-automated oyster growing system. FlipFarm provides an ideal environment for oyster growth, conditioning and hardening along with the ability to have complete control over fouling, pests and predators.
OYSTERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
With the hatchery production method used, Marlborough Oysters can be enjoyed all year round. Not only are Marlborough Oysters innovatively grown, they're a culinary sensation. Marlborough Oysters are grown in very deep, high-salinity water, rather than tidal mud-flat areas, so they have a very clean finish.
FROM OCEAN TO TABLE
Our local Oysters come straight from the ocean to your table. We would love to see Marlborough Oysters alongside Greenshell mussels and King salmon on menus across the country. We are excited to bring Marlborough Oysters to all of New Zealand all year round.
Our oysters take a modern approach to growing, for something fresh, delectable, and oh so moreish, try Marlborough Oysters.