BARS March 2019 Meeting

triploid oysters

The Triploid Oyster in Aquaculture The featured speaker for BARS’ March meeting is John Townes. John is the new Vice President of BARS and is dedicated to the continued growth of the club and its activities and its support… Read More

BARS November 2018 Meeting

Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

Shell Shocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves, a film presented by the American Chapter of the World Oyster Society, will be shown at our November 6th Meeting at the West Barnstable Community Building. This short documentary will open your… Read More

Shuck! A Day of Oysters and Beer

Shuck! Logo

Cape Cod Beer is bringing the inaugural Shuck! A Day of Oysters & Beer to the mid-Cape. This day-long event celebrates all things oysters and will be held at Cape Cod Beer’s brewery in Hyannis. With the help… Read More

BARS October 2018 Meeting

Liz Lewis and volunteers at Handy Point, Cotuit, Cape Cod

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis will bring us up to date on the Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department’s activities and the upcoming oyster season. This is the meeting we look forward to all year! The meeting will… Read More

BARS August 2018 Meeting

Marstons Mills River

Our featured speaker for the August, 2018 BARS meeting will be Zenas “Zee” Crocker, Executive Director of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (previously Three Bays Preservation). “Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) works to restore and preserve clean water… Read More

BARS 15th Annual Blessing of the Rakes

15th Annual BARS Blessing of the Rakes

You are invited to BARS 15th Annual Blessing of the Rakes at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville. Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by Father Perry from Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville for a… Read More

View from the Quarterdeck – February 2018

Shellfishing at Bay Street Osterville

 Oyster Season remains very rewarding for those who are willing to brave the elements. The ice from the severe cold weather and storms has cleared and all shellfishing locations are “Open for Business.” Reports from Bay Street and… Read More

BARS November 2017 Meeting

John Carafoli Food Consultant • Food Stylist • Author • Blogger

Our presenter for BARS November 7th, meeting is a Cape Cod native, local food connoisseur, food stylist, and BARS member, John Carafoli. John also teaches classes and workshops in culinary arts and food styling. He recently has returned from… Read More

Backfill Your Holes and They Will Come

If you backfill, they will come.

Shellfish Harvesters — Please Fill in Your Holes! Recreational shellfish harvesters sometimes wonder why the Town of Barnstable Department of Natural Resources requires them to fill in holes dug while harvesting clams. Here are the reasons: Filling in… Read More

BARS October 2017 Meeting

Liz Lewis and BARS volunteers planting quahog seed

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis will bring us up to date on the Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Department’s activities and the upcoming oyster season. This is the meeting we look forward to all year! The meeting will… Read More