Martha's Vineyard Oysters
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Harvest Locations
Tisbury Great Pond - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | Limited - Call to check availability

Flavor Profile
Extremely plump and full of liquor. Mild and smooth.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: Varies from 1.5% to 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: The ponds close off from the open ocean seasonally and naturally, adding freshwater through rainfall. They are occasionally dug out to add saltwater
  • Bottom Makeup: Sandy with some eel grass vegetation

Growout Method
Wild oyster grows in various salt ponds on the Vineyard. Fishermen drag for the oysters in small skiffs. Time to market: 3 years.