Meet Rachel Precious
For Rachel, oyster farming unites everything she’s passionate about: sustainable farming, marine conservation, citizen science, community engagement, being on the water, and - most of all - food! After earning a degree in Conservation Biology, she spent years traveling for wildlife research: she studied the elusive ningbing in the Australian outback, tracked dolphins off the coast of Italy, and even stalked lizards in the jungles of Honduras. A brief stint living in the concrete jungle of NYC reminded her that her happy place is not the city, or the jungle, or the outback. It’s the ocean. Today, she works full-time as an oyster farmer in southwestern Connecticut.
Business Meets Passion
Years of experience in catering and event production combined with her passion for oysters, clams, and all-things-ocean paired beautifully to create Precious Oysters.
When she’s not farming or shucking, Rachel’s an avid rock climber, writer, and travel junkie. She also sits on the board of two ocean conservation nonprofits, the Surfrider Foundation CT Chapter and Teach a Man to Fish.