Faced with the pandemic putting an end to his New York bartending job, Aaron Waldman returned to Maine, his home state, and a year or so ago started the World’s Your Oyster Company, distributing cultivated oysters from Maine and Eastern Canada to restaurants. Earlier this year he expanded his market, offering oysters to consumers on a C.S.A. basis, with monthly or bimonthly deliveries to locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Hudson Valley. Other shellfish like clams can be included. Memberships in the September-October C.S.A. are now open and feature oyster farms owned or managed by women.
World’s Your Oyster, prepaid subscriptions starting at $35 per week, worldsyouroysterco.com.