Cape Spear Salt Oysters

On the Tormentine Peninsula in Southeast New Brunswich the shorlines are sparslely populated and the Northumberland Strait waters are cool clear and clean. This is the perfect place to grow a coldwater oyster!

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
THe Shores of the Tormentine Peninsula - southeast shore of New Brunswick

Size and Availability
3+ inches | January through August

Flavor Profile
Clean, sweet, seaweed and silky meats. 

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Currents from Northumberland Straight sweep by the Cape, providing cool plankton-rich water
  • Bottom Makeup: Hard packed red clay with eel grass

Growout Method
Naturally collected oyster spat is grown out in floating oyster trays. The floating trays allow constant tumbling and a steady supply of food. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Back

Little Shemogue Oyster Company began operation in 2000, and joined with Atlantic Oyster Company in 2015.  The harvest waters are ideally suited for oyster growth, with cold and clean water, fed by natural streams delivering rich nutrients to the bay.  A family owned and operated business, oysters are grown in suspended cages just below the surface of the sea where they can filter the most food, allowing them to grow healthy, hearty meat with a mineral-rich, delicious taste.  Our oysters put on a plate always look beautiful and can back their look up with the cleanest, richest taste you can find.  The final product is an oyster that comes from our family to you that puts everything into the shape, taste and consistency of our oysters.  We hope our high standards will translate into a delicious experience when sampling our oysters on every plate they appear.