East Beach Blonde Oysters
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.
Charlestown Salt Pond, Rhode Island
Size and Availability
3.5 inches | Year-round
Crisp brine with a buttery, sweet finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Small tides with some freshwater input
- Bottom Makeup: Sand, gravel, and mud
Rack and bag nursery; tumbled, bottom culture grow out; harvested with bull rakes from skiffs. Time to market: 18-24 months.