Mayflower Point Oysters

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 Details

Harvest Locations
East Dennis - Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | July through March

Flavor Profile
Fresh and intense brine with creamy meats and a gentle finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • 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.

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