Mario, a farm tour guide who got his job because he speaks pretty good English, allowed us to join a tour he was giving to a bunch of Americans and Canadians. It was very interesting. I won’t go into much detail since hopefully you will want to take the tour when you come visit us. But here are some factoids to peak your interest – to seed the oysters the farm uses only fresh water shell nuclei made from Mississippi mussels (clams). The farm has 250,000 oysters at various stages working on producing the rare cultured pearls. They harvest the pearls in July with a 20-30% success rate to produce 4,000 pearls a year.
Don bought me a beautiful turtle pendant.