Martha's Vineyard Oysters
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts


oysterology

Production: Wild
Size: 3.5 inches
Availability: Limited - Call to check availability
Appearance: Ridged, dark shells, deep cup
Flavor Profile: Extremely plump and full of liquor. Mild and smooth.


site details

  • 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.