Cedar Island Oysters
Point Judith Salt Pond, RI


oysterology

Production: 
Availability: June - Feb
Size
3.75 inches | June through February

Flavor Profile
Explosive sweet brine with a velvety finish.

 


location/grow method

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Six foot tides, little freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Mud bottom with extreme biodiversity

Growout Method
Upweller reared, then moved to rack and Bag growout site. This is the off-bottom culture site for the same folks that grow Moonstone Oysters. Dozens of species of fish, crabs and more use the cages as a protective artificial reef.


grower

Six Member Farms, Fantastic Tasting Oysters

Consisting of six different oyster farms in Rhode Island that together cover about 50 acres, the Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative acts as a “microbrewery” for oysters. Operating in different bodies of water along RI's coast, each farm raises a variety of oyster, each with its own unique tastes and characteristics. Our six member farms are Cedar Island Oyster Farm, East Beach Farm, East Beach Oyster Company, Matunuck Oyster Farm, Ninigret Oyster Farm, and Rome Point Oyster Farm.