Capital Oysters
Spencer Cove, Washington

Capital City Oysters combines 5th generation farming experience with cutting edge cultivation and processing technologies. 


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year Round
Size: 3"
Flavor: Pure, crisp, sea salt flavor with a clean finish.

    Growout Method
    Tide tumbled. Oysters spend their entire life suspended off the bottom in bags hung on a line. They are flipped up and down by the tide twice a day, which naturally tumbles the oysters to promote very deep and smooth shells while also knocking off barnacles.


    location

    site details

    Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
    Tides: 15 ft. tidal exchange twice a day
    Bottom Makeup: Sand


    chelseaoysterfarm

    The grower

    We named our oysters after our community, the capital of Washington State. We knew we wanted to put our city on our back and our community in our hearts.

    Our method of growing oysters is built around suspension. The oyster bags don’t lay on the bottom nor do they float on the surface. The oyster is suspended in the middle of the water column and feeds on the cleanest and most optimal food.

    Our oysters are a culmination of five generations in the making. Now 125 years later, we want to share this history with the world, as we write our own chapter in this historic oyster community.

    Tom Bloomfield and Capital Oysters