Westcott Bay Sea Farms will reopen for business in June; U-pick days, wholesaling expected

Westcott Bay Sea Farms will reopen for business in June, co-owner Craig Bleeker said.

The sea farm, known worldwide for its lantern net-grown oysters and other shellfish, may also sell wholesale to restaurants before June. U-pick days will be scheduled as well.

The sea farm went dormant last year after the daughters of founders Bill and Doree Webb put the property on the market. But because of the economy, the property is "not actively on the market now," said Bleeker, a Webb son-in-law.

Frank Raue, the sea farm's retired grow-out manager, told Bleeker there are enough oysters to reopen for another season. Raue has been spending time preparing the sea farm for another season.

Westcott Bay Sea Farms is located at 904 Westcott Drive, San Juan Island. Call 378-2489. Visit

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