Ben Lord is the General Manager of Madeleine Point Oyster Farm in Yarmouth. Madeleine Point is family-owned and operated, founded by Thomas Henninger who is also co-owner of the Freeport Oyster Bar. He started harvesting oysters out of a desire to start an environmentally friendly business he could run with his wife and two sons.
They’re now producing 6,000+ oysters a week, and have 1.5 million in cultivation. Madeleine Points are grown in surface culture, in the top 10 inches of the cold, nutrient-rich waters of Casco Bay. Special care is taken in raising these distinctive Maine oysters, which are full bodied with a briny, sweet merroir.