West Falmouth Oysters

Oysterology Details

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

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | October through January

Flavor Profile
Pleasant brine with a sweet and deep mineral finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • 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. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.