The particular batch of oysters prepared on the day of our shoot were Tracey & Ethan's "Sandy Miracle" -- the last oysters harvested on Sunday before Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast on Monday, meaning no more oysters for the season. The Steads order theirs direct from oyster farmer (and champion free diver!) Dave Sipperly, their neighbor on the Vineyard.
"We never know what Dave will bring home for dinner after being on a beach outing with his family. However, we can always count on the best and freshest oysters from our RI friend!"