La Saint Simon Oyster
The La Saint Simon Oyster from Shippagan, New Brunswick is one-of-a-kind oyster because it has an amazingly dynamic flavor -- wonderful briny start, then transforms on the palate into sweet, buttery goodness down the throat. Describing it in words does not do it justice.
Saint Simon Bay / Shippagan - New Brunswick, Canada
Size and Availability
2.5 inches | Year-round
A dynamic cool and sharp brine, with supple meat and a sweet mineral finish
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 2.3% to 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 5 ft. tides fed from Chaleur Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Eelgrass beds
Seed is produced in their own hatchery during the winter. In May, 2mm seed is transferred to upwellers. Seed is moved to floating bags at 7mm in size and grown out using surface culture methods. Time to market: 4 to 6 years.