I began this project one sunny summer day when I was out with my son (6) on the beach. I walked over to see what these guys who drove their vehicles down onto the beach at low tide were doing, and that’s when I met Jim Rose—the first oyster farmer I spoke with. There was something special about Jim Rose that really touched my soul, and as I began to meet other oyster and clam farmers I realized it was something they all seemed to have in common. Some kind of true grit, a wild affiliation with the wild sea. I suppose this is an ongoing long term project, though it remains to be seen what affect the tragic COVID-19 scare will have on the lives and industry of these people, and their beloved Cape Cod seashore. By April, 2020, the industry had collapsed, and middle-and large-sized farms—and farmers—are struggling to survive like never before.
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