Barnstable Standard Oysters

Harvest Locations
Barnstable Harbor - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.75 inches | July through February

Flavor Profile
Moderate salt content with a prolonged, sweet ocean finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 8 to 10 ft. tides with freshwater input of various creeks
  • Bottom Makeup: Clean, sandy bottom and large thatch beds

Growout Method
Oyster seed is started in fine mesh bags then moved to larger mesh bags as they grow. These are the mis-shapen oysters from the Thatch Island farms. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.