The Oyster Farm Shop

A unique Kangaroo Island farm-gate experience on a working oyster farm

Discover our farmgate…In the pretty seaside town of American River, you will find some of the best-tasting Pacific Oysters in the world! The Oyster Farm Shop is the farm-gate outlet for Kangaroo Island Shellfish, the only commercial oyster farm on the island.  Book a place now on our one of our daily farm tours www.oysterfarmshop.com.au to learn about how we farm oysters, how to shuck an oyster, local birdlife and American River’s maritime history!

Taste our produce….Serving the freshest oysters on Kangaroo Island, we shuck daily when in season (around April to January).  Also showcasing the Island’s Aquaculture and Sustainable Seafood straight from the source.

Now also farming the native Angasi Oyster…….the only place on Kangaroo Island where you can taste a KI Native oyster!

Enjoy a ‘share-plate’ with friends from our Local Produce Tasting menu with a glass of the Island’s finest wine, ale or cider.  This is not a restaurant, cafe or fish &chip shop, it is a unique Kangaroo Island farm-gate experience!

Mainland Mollusc Bushfire Run details

For $190 you will receive:

  • 10 dozen fresh Kangaroo Island wholeshell oysters (live, closed)
  • Complimentary shucking knife
  • Delivery to an agreed address or pickup from a mainland destination
  • And you will donate $10 to Kangaroo Island Mayor Bushfire Fund that we will collect and contribute.

This offer will run for at least 2-3 weeks or until the end of our oyster season.

To order:

Ring Farm Shop 08 8553 7122 to order

Pay upon ordering via credit card

Arrange delivery address, time/date


Wholesale

Contact us for wholesale enquiries


Services

Freshest Oysters on KI

Local Produce Tasting Menu – share plate style

Seating for up to 30 people

Licensed venue

Daily landbased farm tours

High chairs available

Free tastings of our farm shop smoked produce

Selection of local produce including KI Honey, KI olives & oils, jams and condiments

 


Product

Discover our Farm-gate…. the only commercial oyster farm on Kangaroo Island.

Taste our Product….Freshest Pacific Oysters and Native Angasi oysters on the island. Also showcasing KI Abalone, Abalini, Marron, and King George Whiting (when in season).

Enjoy a share plate with friends….from our Local Produce Tasting menu washed down with a local wine, ale or cider.

Don’t expect silverware and fine china – we are a working farm – local produce straight from the source prepared simply the way seafood should be!

Take some produce along with one of our ‘Eat Like An Islander’ Recipe cards and  prepare a feast of island produce back your accommodation.

Visit The Oyster Farm Shop for a delicious, sustainable, unique, farm-gate experience!


Mainland Mollusc Bushfire Run

Supporting our business, staff and fellow islanders
Sadly, as you are no doubt aware, the bushfires on Kangaroo Island have devastated almost half of our beautiful island. Many of our friends out west have been greatly affected and it’s not over yet! As everyone in our small but resilient community pitches in both now and into the future recovery phase, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their texts, emails, messages, donations and concern – it has been overwhelming for us all.

Impact on The Oyster Farm Shop & Kangaroo Island Shellfish

Thankfully our operations at American River have not been directly affected by the fire however, we have been affected both at the individual level with our staff, and at a business level as tourist numbers have subsequently plummeted in the middle of our tourist season.

We thank our staff and are so very grateful for their efforts during this tough time. They have all been affected in some way or another, the ripple effect on the island is real! Some staff have had family properties lost, most have been on alert for evacuation for several weeks and many have been volunteering their time to help where they can. We and our staff are doing what we can to help; including some helping fight fires with CFS and in farm trucks on their friend’s and family’s properties, many making donations of time, cooking, transport and donating products needed etc. Meanwhile we have had a skeleton staff working hard to keep up with farm operations so that our stock doesn’t suffer.

We aim to keep helping our fellow Islanders as individuals, and as a business during this crisis. We want to keep operating and keep our team employed. We will obviously encourage a tourism bounce-back as soon as possible after the immediate threats have gone.
How can you help
Mainlanders on the Fleurieu and in metro-Adelaide who love our oysters can get on board with our Mainland Mollusc Run which we have been trialling over the last month or so. We have a Facebook group called Mainland Mollusc Run that you can join to be kept up to date on the details of each run.
We now also offer to collect $10 for each box of oysters to donate to the Kangaroo Island Mayor Bushfire Fund.
We are aiming to ship 100 boxes out over the next few weeks before the end of the 19/20 oyster season. This will raise $1000 for the Kangaroo Island Mayors Bush Fire Fund and keep our staff busy - which they will appreciate!
We will need to fine tune transport as our freight company Deliver IT has been impacted by the tourism drop and has reduced their runs to and from the island. We will keep you up to date with this info on our Facebook group.
Mainland Mollusc Bushfire Run details
For $190 you will receive:
• 10 dozen fresh Kangaroo Island wholeshell oysters (live, closed)
• Complimentary shucking knife
• Delivery to an agreed address or pickup from a mainland destination
• And you will donate $10 to Kangaroo Island Mayor Bushfire Fund that we will collect and contribute.
This offer will run for at least 2-3 weeks or until the end of our oyster season.
To order:
Ring Farm Shop 08 8553 7122 to order
Pay upon ordering via credit card
Arrange delivery address, time/date

Thanks again for your concern and your continued support!

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Offer code

Jan2020


Contact

08 85537122

44 Tangara Drive
American River SA 5221


Opening Hours

Open daily from 11am to 3pm (Local Produce Tasting Menu finishes 2.30 unless we have a line up out the door!)

We recommend pre-ordering shucked oysters during SA School Holidays. Orders can be placed by phoning the farm shop and leaving your name, phone number and product/quantity required. We will ring you back to confirm your order.

Landbased farm tours run daily at 10am (additional tours run seasonally)