Paysanne de Mer

In autumn, the Breton oyster farmers in Cancale, the shallow and Portuguese oyster, harvest the fruits of hard work in rough weather. In the Baie Saint Michel, the distinctive tides, the shallow beach and the power of the Gulf Stream enable the elaborate farming of the world's most sought-after oysters. Amphibious boats reach the shallow oysters, which grow to harvest size far out on the seabed. The later cultures of the smaller Portuguese oyster, on the other hand, are located close to the coast, where tractors are used at low tide. After harvesting, the oysters are cleaned and packed by hand. They reach the gourmets alive.

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