Taylor Shellfish Farms – Shelton, Washington

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The motorhome is parked at VFW #239 in Bremerton, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.



(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a couple of weeks.)


One week ago today, I visited Taylor Shellfish Company in Shelton, Washington which began in 1891. The largest shellfish company in the United States processes 3.5 million dozen (42,000,000) oysters in addition to many mussels and clams a year.


Here’s their website link…



If you find yourself in the area, I highly recommend you call ahead for a tour appointment at 360-426-6178.


As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…





They are located at 130 SE Lynch Rd…






The sales building…






I arrived without an appointment, yet Erin Ewald, Environmental Compliance Manager, broke away from her duties to give me a tour of their facilities. I was truly impressed with the size and cleanliness of their operations…






Everyone in the production facilities must wear a hairnet, including facial hair…






The cleanliness is most impressive…






There is lots of automation…






Erin holds a Geoduck Clam…






The products get frozen in this area…






Every piece of product is traceable to its farm location…






A huge freezer hold the products until shipping. Erin told me most products ship within 24 hours of arrival from a farm…






To see the other 38 photos that I took, click the below link…






I hope you enjoyed the photos!

Yesterday was cloudy/sunny and 73 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 68 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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2 thoughts on “Taylor Shellfish Farms – Shelton, Washington

  1. How much do the Geoduck CLAMS run? I am imagining expensive?

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Sorry, I can’t help you with the pricing. Call the Taylor phone number provided in the post for your answer.

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