Oysterater is the brainchild of Rowan Jacobsen and Carter Stowell, the team behind




OysterGuide was based on Rowan’s 2007 bestseller A Geography of Oysters, which won the coveted James Beard Award and established Rowan as America’s top oyster expert. OysterGuide has become the go-to site for oyster information, based on Rowan’s ongoing oyster travels and encounters.

Oysterater takes that concept to the next level, opening the flow of information to the greater oyster community.


Carter at Hog Island Oyster Co., Tomales Bay


When not buried in bivalvia, Rowan writes books and magazine features. Carter produces digital experiences, and helps people use data to crack open tough questions.

Thanks to Eric Eaton for the OysteRater logo and design expertise. Eric lives by the ocean that brings us Maine’s oysters.