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Positively New Jersey: Brother-sister business helps NJ’s oyster industry

News 12's Brian Donohue followed his tastebuds to the waters of Barnegat Bay where the brother and sister team of Jordan Lo Pinto and Katie Lo Pinto Gross are giving a new definition to the term "family farm" with Tuckers Island Shellfish.

Aug 1, 2023, 3:03 AM

Updated 327 days ago

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New Jersey-grown oysters are showing up more and more in markets and on menus as a major industry that was completely wiped out in the first half of the 20th century slowly makes a comeback.
News 12's Brian Donohue followed his tastebuds to the waters of Barnegat Bay where the brother and sister team of Jordan Lo Pinto and Katie Lo Pinto Gross are giving a new definition to the term "family farm" with Tuckers Island Shellfish.
The farm started five years ago and is now harvesting about 20,000 oysters weekly. It's a story of recovery, resilience, recovery - and deliciousness.


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