"Dam Big" Oysters
Damariscotta, Maine


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: April - December
Size: 5" - 7"
Appearance: Jumbo, extra large clean shells
Flavor Profile: Huge brine up front, with a deep mineral and earthy chew – the steak dinner of the ocean!


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 +

Site Details

  • 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

The Grower

Located in mid-coast Maine, Muscongus Bay Aquaculture comprises a shellfish hatchery and two farms. At their hatchery, on the Medomak River, they have been producing high-quality, fast-growing, and disease-resistant shellfish seed for growers up and down the east coast for over 15 years.

On their two farms on the Damariscotta River they grow a variety of prized Maine oysters.

The Muscongus crew of highly experienced, enthusiastic, and friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring a reliable supply of great shellfish products.