Deer Creek Oysters 

Deer Creek Oysters are grown on the cobble beaches of the Puget Sound in the heart of oyster country. It has a round and deep cup and is flush with meat. The intertidal culture process leaves this young oyster with a good hardened shell which is perfect for shucking.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Southwestern Inlets of Hood Canal, Washington

2.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Gentle brine with silky meats and a mellow, mineral finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.3% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock

Growout Method
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.