Thomas Bierce

Charleston Oyster Farm | Charleston, SC

Tom is co-owner and an Oyster Grower of Charleston Oyster Farm. The first time Tom and his brother (Peter) came to Charleston was during a semester at sea in high school. From that point on, the twins were enamored by the beauty of The Lowcountry. Tom studied Marine Science and Coastal Geology at Coastal Carolina University and after graduation, he moved to Folly Island, SC where he applied his knowledge and appreciation of the environment by giving eco paddleboard tours around the marshes. While teaching visitors about our marsh ecosystems, Tom began to diversify his talents and began working in marine construction, salvaging and repairing boats, fixing and building docks, and commercial diving. Then, in 2015, after hearing his brother talk non-stop about his love for oysters and how great they are for the environment, Tom caught the oyster bug too (the doctor said it's contagious and there's no cure), and decided people shouldn't be the only singles in Charleston anymore. And so he began to make moves towards starting the first oyster farm in Charleston, specializing in local. salty. singles.