Children of Drake's Bay Oyster Company workers play on the farm, in January 2012, shortly after the the company's lease was denied. The farm is winding down operations, and families living there must move out by the end of March 2015. David Briggs

The last commercially grown oysters will be removed from Drakes Estero in the next 13 days, and the onshore buildings used by Drakes Bay Oyster Company—including the oyster shack and eventually the worker housing—will soon be gone, too. That’s despite calls from the rancher’s association last July to consider keeping the shack open for retail . . .

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