We don't mess around with quality!
The least we can do, you might ask?
So be it, but since the oyster is a natural, living product, it requires know-how, mastery, and constant attention at every stage, from spat rearing to the arrival of the oyster on your plate. And that, without false modesty, is not given to everyone.
Sourcing from the right farms at the right time of year, constantly monitoring the salinity and oxygen level of the water, mastering the maturing process, paying particular attention to the packaging, laying the oysters flat with a patented (and therefore exclusive, please!) system that ensures that the oyster will remain closed throughout its journey, guaranteeing optimum freshness thanks to a meticulous logistics system...
This unique know-how, developed and perfected for more than 30 years by Jérôme Miet and his teams, is the secret of the constant quality of Miet Oysters.
And this is undoubtedly the reason why Miet oysters can be found in the best fish shops in France, on the shelves of major chains such as Eataly, Auchan and Carrefour, and in the (very) good restaurants of the region: Les Basses-Amarres in Mornac-sur-Seudre, the Golf restaurant in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, the market bar in Royan...
We combine tradition and innovation
All oyster farmers will tell you that tradition is the basis. Since he took over the management of Huîtres Miet in 1994, at the age of 23, Jérôme Miet has been perpetuating the family tradition based on innovation in the service of the development of the terroirs. For in the family, we have been oyster farmers for a hundred years.
It was in the 1920's (of the last century) that the grandfather Georgeon, started oyster farming in Mornac-sur-Seudre, in the Marennes-Oléron basin. In the 70's, Mr Georgeon junior was one of these pioneers who went to export their know-how to Normandy (innovation, already...). Why Normandy, you may ask?
Let's open a little technical parenthesis: in Normandy, the water is colder than in Marennes-Oléron, the water mixing is stronger, the main competitor of the oyster, the mussel, is absent, and all this allows you to raise an oyster different from that of Marennes-Oléron. Because at the Miet family, we love our stronghold of Mornac-sur-Seudre, we cherish our Marennes-Oléron controlled origin, but we are no less open to the qualities of the other terroirs that the oyster loves.
Today, Jérôme Miet offers oyster lovers the IGP Marennes-Oléron, 100% from the Mornac-sur-Seudre area, and the special double-terroir oysters, raised in Normandy and matured in the Claires de Mornac-sur-Seudre.
The love of the land and of tradition also means ensuring that the small producers of the Marennes-Oléron basin can survive and develop. By launching the Association for the Promotion and Valorization of Oysters in 1996, Jérôme Miet innovated by federating a group of talented local producers, allowing them to benefit from the know-how of Huîtres Miet in terms of refining and logistics.
Innovation in the service of oysters also means the development of a state-of-the-art production and logistical tool, which allows you to have exceptionally fresh oysters on your plate. We have already told you about the patented Huîtres Jérôme Miet oyster packaging system, the logistics system that is particularly well oiled by 30 years of experience and constantly optimised. We could also tell you about the resonance tube passage to ensure that the oysters are not scooped out, the new water purification system in the reserve basins, but well, we're not going to give you all our manufacturing secrets either...
We love nature, and nature loves us back!
No need to draw you a picture, the oyster farmer depends 100% on nature. So inevitably, when the protection of the environment is mentioned, the Oysters Jérôme Miet go to the mat.
At the risk of pushing open doors, the oyster farmer has only one objective: that his oysters are flourishing, healthy and happy. Protecting nature is therefore an obligation for any self-respecting oyster farmer.
At Huîtres Jérôme Miet, it is even a conviction, or even, let's be frank, a passion.
Preservation of the natural environment through the maintenance of the parks, particular attention to the materials used for packaging, development of organic oysters, and a zero-carbon objective... we repeat, when environmental protection is mentioned, the Oysters Jérôme Miet are on the front line!