West Falmouth Oysters
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: October through January
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Green fluted shells, hearty
Flavor: Pleasant brine with a sweet and deep mineral finish

 

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Tides from Martha's Vineyard Sound
  • Bottom Makeup: Rocky bottom with abundant seaweed

Growout Method

Wild spat set on rocks. Fishermen pick the oysters at low tide using a hand rake. They bring a floating basket to place the oysters in and more easily transport back to shore. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Harvest Locations
West Falmouth, Massachusetts - Eastern Shore of Buzzards Bay