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.

East Beach Blonde Shell Pangea Shellfish

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Charlestown Salt Pond, Rhode Island

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
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

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