Mayflower Point Oysters
Dennis, Massachusetts

Before Big Rock Oyster Company was "Big Rock," Aaron Brochu and his team were growing Mayflower Point Oysters out of East Dennis since 2006. These classic Cape Cod Bay oysters have the perfect balance of brine and sweetness. They are a great representation of a Massachusetts oyster and has a name that represents it appropriately.


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: July through March
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: White shells, very clean!  
Flavor: Fresh and intense brine with creamy meats and a gentle finish


site details 

  • Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity (Affected by freshwater input of Quivet Creek)
  • Tides: Large flushing tides averaging 8 to 10 ft.
  • Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom

Growout Method

Oyster seed is started in mesh bags on steel racks. At about 1 inch in size they are moved to Aquatrays for growout, but not before being tumbled often. Time to market: 2-3 years on average.


the grower

We're taking a trip to the Big Rock Oyster Farm, home of Mayflower Point Oysters, in East Dennis, Massachusetts.