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Feature on Matunuck Oyster Farm Aquaculture Tour – Boston.com

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Aquaculture tour elevates the oyster By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent | Oct 14, 2011 03:26 PM

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – When touring the aquaculture shellfish farm behind the Matunuck Oyster Bar restaurant, you not only learn about where your food comes from, but you also walk through its breeding grounds here on the southern coast – and if you’re lucky, you harvest a few oysters to eat later.

Or sooner.

On a tour led by Perry Raso, 32, owner of those two enterprises, he showed a dozen or so adventurous customers who had slogged to the aquaculture site in nearby saltwater Potter Pond the spot where he also grows gracilaria, a tannish, tasty seaweed served in his restaurant. He raised a netted container used to grow the seaweed, and invited us to have a bite.

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