2018 Quahog Festival

Quahog Festival 2018 logo

The Rotary Club of Hyannis is presenting its first Quahog Festival on Sunday August 26th from noon to 6:00 pm on the Hyannis Village Green. BARS will have a booth there selling its famous chowder, and grilled cherry… Read More

BARS August 2018 Meeting

Marstons Mills River

Our featured speakers 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 in Barnstable. With science as its foundation, BCWC utilizes four core components to accomplish its mission: educate, monitor, mitigate and advocate.

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 June 2018 Meeting

Tom Marcotti and Liz Lewis at oyster season opening 2013

Our featured speakers for the June, 2018 BARS meeting will be Liz Lewis and Tom Marcotti from Barnstable Natural Resources Dept. They will introduce the new seasonals and update us on what’s been happening in the department and plans for this year!

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

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 and stylist, John Carafoli, author of “Great Italian American Food in New England.” John will share tricks of the trade in cooking local shellfish. He will bring his homemade mignonettes for oysters to sample and will provide an entertaining evening talking about shellfish and condiments. Recipes will be available to take home. The November 2017 BARS meeting will be held at the West Barnstable Community Building on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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. The October 2017 BARS meeting will be held at the Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills Fire Station on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

BARS August 2017 Meeting

Mellisa Sanderson COO Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Association

Our featured speaker for the August, 2017 BARS meeting will be Melissa Sanderson, Chief Operating Officer of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. Melissa will be speaking about the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative. Sean McNally, a UMass Boston PhD… Read More

BARS August 2017 Meeting

Mellisa Sanderson COO Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Association