East Beach Blonde Oysters
Charlestown, Rhode Island

East Beach Blonde Oysters are beautiful oysters, power washed often to produce the look of clean pearly shells with colorful blonde accents. They are small to medium in size and have a uniform cup shape due to periodic tumbling. The meats are silky and smooth with a mild, salty flavor. The oysters are grown by East Beach Oyster Farm, a founding member of the Ocean State Shellfish Co-Operative.


Production: Farmed
Size: 3.5 inches
Availability: Year-round
Appearance: Deep cups, White to Brown Shells
Flavor: Crisp brine with a buttery, sweet finish.

Growout Method

Rack and bag nursery; tumbled, bottom culture grow out; harvested with bull rakes from skiffs. Time to market: 18-24 months. 


site details 

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Small tides with some freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand, gravel, and mud

the 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.