"Dam Big" Oysters

Harvest Locations
"Dam" ariscotta Estuary - Midcoast Maine

Size and Availability
5 to 7 inches | Limited - May through December

Flavor Profile
Huge brine up front, with a deep mineral and earthy chew – the steak dinner of the ocean!

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large 10 foot tides provide a strong marine influence and introduces and abundance of food
  • Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay

Growout Method
These are the "ones that got away" – Pemaquids that are missed by the oyster dredge, and lost for two or three seasons - Time to market: 5 years +

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