So...apparently this is a thing! Gotta love this report about oyster farmers on the Île de Ré who are using refrigerated vending machines to promote sales of the shellfish. Kinda like the Automats in NYC in days of yore. Anyone remember those? To see the video click HERE.
I grew up spending part of every summer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, which included eating many oysters. After stumbling into an oyster shucking competition in Miami Beach in 2006, I’ve become a fan of the sport and have written about local, national, and international competitions for the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, American Way Magazine, and the Huffington Post. I've also written oyster-centric stories for Rustik and Modern Farmer. I’ve never met an oyster I didn’t want to eat.