With the holidays and the last market day (Sunday, December 20) of the season coming up, we decided to get a little creative and offer up a gift box option. After much thought, we created an Oyster Gift Lunchbox! Why a lunchbox? We were looking for an easy yet attractive way to transport oysters, yet keep them cool, and in a leak-proof container… and these beautiful, original, and authentic miner’s lunchboxes manufactured by L. May Fabricators in Canada fit the bill. L. May’s boxes have been known to last 50 years! These are definitely not novelty lunchboxes! My favorite parts of the box is the the top compartment, where you could include a bottle of wine or hard cider. The upper part of the box has a support “latch” that keeps a bottle in place. So the box definitely makes for a great host/hostess gift for a holiday party.
We’ll be offering the boxes with a dozen oysters of your choice (choose from Malpeques, Moon Shoals, Blue Points, and Wawenauks), a shucking knife, and a mini-guide on oyster taste profiles as well as illustrated directions on how to shuck an oyster. We’ll also include a gel pack inside the box to keep your oysters nice and cool in transport.
We have a very limited supply of these boxes, so if you’d like, please pre-order by Friday, December 18th. The price of the box is $65 if pre-ordered and $70 if purchased at the market. All payments can be made upon pick up at the market. Place your orders by emailing info [at] wtseafood [dot] com with the subject line “Oyster Gift.”
Even if you’re not getting a gift box, we hope you stop by to slurp down some oysters on the half-shell or pick up a few to try your hand at shucking at home. If you’re a novice shucker, we’ve even got a video to get you up to speed. All it takes is practice!
This Sunday’s menu will include:
- Moon Shoals (Duxbury, MA)
- Blue Points (Oyster Bay, LI)
- Malpeques (P.E.I., Canada)
- Wawenauks (Damariscotta River Estuary, ME)
- Blue Mussels (P.E.I., Canada)
Hope to see you there! For directions and a map, visit the New Amsterdam Market web site.
P.S. We didn’t forget… we definitely owe you some photos and linsk from our last market day. We sold out of our oysters by 3 P.M. and will plan to bring more, but get there early so you don’t miss out!