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How an Iraq War Vet Found Peace in Oyster Farming

Harvesting beautiful food while helping the ecosystem.

This year, Eater is teaming up with James Beard award-winning Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight their documentary work, premiering a short film every other week. This next piece focuses on military veteran Jared Mayhew, who farms oysters on the May River in South Carolina for his J&W Oyster Company. It's a quiet, sweet piece about a man making a living for himself while respecting the ecosystem and promoting local foodways.

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