Working

How Do Oyster Farmers Do Their Jobs?

Meet Isabel and Mike Osinski of Widow’s Hole Oyster Farm.

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Before heading out to Long Island to visit Widow’s Hole Oyster Farm, Jordan couldn’t even picture what an oyster farm looked like. So there was a lot to learn from talking to Mike and Isabel Osinski, the owners of the small family farm that supplies oysters to some of New York City’s most high-end restaurants.

Mike and Isabel discuss how they went from developing a successful piece of financial software in the city to raising their children on an oyster farm, the lengthy life cycle of an oyster, and the extremely efficient system they use, which their son, an engineering student at Yale, designed for them.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.