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-- -- so it's an underwater farmer.
There's rose and rose about 101000 oyster bags just like rows of corn corn -- Any other crop and rose there's rose of these bags of oysters that's a bird's eye view -- Grasso is oyster farm in south Kingston Rhode Island.
And this is his restaurant in the -- oyster bar that sits on the pond where his oysters are -- Lately it's it's every lunch and everything is really really been busy so -- Pretty pretty happy with the -- -- and started the restaurant in July 2009.
As -- not from this farm and has been gaining a lot of local attention.
It's kind of funny the amount of press that I've gotten in this I'm not honestly I'm not the only one cruel and selfish and -- but it seems that.
It seems that -- I get I get down.
Recognition for -- might be understating his success just a bit.
In only a year and -- -- oyster bar has raked in 2.5 million dollars in revenue.
Blizzard think that is.
I had been selling shellfish -- markets around the state for.
Several years going to demand for local food and -- what brought -- -- -- I don't local scene.
-- and but also local produce.
You know put him on the menu and in charge that reasonable price and people people really responded.
He started his waste of time back in 2002 you.
This is just one at twelve million oysters and NASA's seven acre shellfish farms.
They didn't just appear overnight.
It -- 95000.
Dollars in investments and over three years of development before he had anything to show for it.
You know the first couple years of farming.
You know it didn't have any and there's no return at all because that you issues weren't market -- -- and that whole time I was -- is going to grad school and -- shellfish.
The 31 year old has meant not ignores since junior high when he started digging steamers to make money.
Italian papers apple culture studies at the University of Rhode Island and also where he got most of the capital to build his spine -- just starting off you know.
-- when you're you know.
And now this -- day here and he's an area you can making 506070.
Bucks and then getting good at it and then you know you can get really get a game three.
300 dollars digging.
Steamers and then go and dig another 200 dollars -- -- and then you work like all the game quickly exhausted but you need you know a few hundred dollars and it's.
You know and you know and so that's a lot of money.
His hard at -- says came from fear of the unknown.
I guess that goes back then then being nervous about what you know.
Being -- about my future and where would wind up so that you know that was motivation and self I think one thing that they do that that was you know.
This is the ability to work work all day I'm not necessarily.
-- when it came to school I certainly wasn't the best student but you know I was going to put the time and.
Koppel culture is a relatively new field which is what -- the reason that Grasso is advising his own techniques.
By creating his time in shallow water.
Method really it is good for me because I'm able to.
Actually she all my gear.
In the course of one day I can just walk over the former -- over the farm and see what bags.
Need to what lines need to be maintained.
The lever on the farm is intense.
And -- but that same sweat equity into running his restaurant apparently thinks that.
All right thanks for coming in these days Grasso is surrounded by customers and fan.
But in the beginning it was just him and -- tiara a rescue pitfall you would wait for him on the ballot to vote as he went scuba diving Chris.
-- things you don't you spend a lot of time by yourself out there and you know so you can see it selling they have a lot of time thinking.
You know you can -- think off all kinds of things and sometimes that I guess that's where a lot of ideas can come to me whether I'm you know underwater by myself with my.
Nothing but my own thoughts and selfish and some yields down and and you know that I feel -- formed you know informed I become an.
And -- this story good and the two oyster bar dot com.
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In -- kings fan -- islands I'm Christine it's got it.
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