Ekone Oyster Company
Sustainably Farmed & Harvested Seafood Delicacies
Willapa Bay, Bay Center, Washington
Located on the shores of Willapa Bay in Washington state, Ekone Oyster Company and Taylor Shellfish Farms are small independent, family run oyster businesses. They specialize in smoked oysters, offering a variety of flavors, smoked mussels, tuna and octopus. Originally home to the Chinook Tribe, Willapa Bay is a large estuary in the southwest corner of Washington. It is considered the cleanest and most productive coastal ecosystem remaining in the continental United States. It is here, where the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the rivers and streams flowing out of the Willapa Hills, that they grow the Pacific oyster for processing in their cannery. Ekone is a Chinook word meaning “Good Spirit”.
In order to produce the finest tasting oyster, they have to be responsible stewards of the environment where the oysters grow. Water quality is vital to growing healthy shellfish. They strive for good management practices, both in their cannery and on the bay, ensuring their commitment to their family, the local community, and for the future. All of their oysters are sustainably farmed, harvested and processed in strict accordance with local, state and federal health guidelines. For over thirty-five years, the family at Ekone and five generations of Taylors have been producing quality, local and sustainable products. From their signature smoked oyster line, to live, in-shell, shucked oysters and the newest Ekone Seafoods items, they strive to bring you the best product they can, truly in the Chinook “Good Spirit”.