8. Use your Eyes
A healthy oyster is plump, juicy and fills out the shell with firm meat. Like any food, you enjoy the visual feast as well.

9. Farmed is Okay
Farmed oysters, unlike farmed fish, can taste better and are frequently raised in water that is cleaner than polluted oceans and bays.

10. Order Direct
If you want truly fresh oysters to prepare at home, order directly from the grower and have them shipped overnight.