December 12, 2017 – “Nothing happens fast in the abalone biz,” says Tom Ebert, owner of the American Abalone Farms (AAF) in Davenport. He is mostly speaking of the slow growth rate of the California red abalone that he farms here, where even the smallest ones take 2-3 years to mature. But his statement is also a little sarcastic, referring to the pace of progress he has seen running his business here since 1994.
From an outsider’s point of view, Ebert’s perspective doesn’t seem true. A new venture for the farm began over Labor Day, launching a marketplace, oyster bar and seafood take-out spot on weekends, and has quickly drawn attention to this hidden gem ever since. Business is booming, a large new deck and open air market space has … Read More