Moonstone Oysters
Point Judith Salt Pond, Rhode Island


OYSTEROLOGY

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year - Round
Size: 3.5+ inches
Appearance: Clean and Polished Shells, Deep Cup
Flavor: Warm and intense brine with a bold and meaty texture.


SITE DETAILS 

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 6 ft. tides and little freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Clay, hard packed sand, and seaweed

Growout Method

Upweller reared, then moved to rack and Bag nursery; bottom culture grow-out harvested with modified bay-scallop dredges.

 


THE GROWER

Six Member Farms, Fantastic Tasting Oysters

Consisting of six different oyster farms in Rhode Island that together cover about 50 acres, the Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative acts as a “microbrewery” for oysters. Operating in different bodies of water along RI's coast, each farm raises a variety of oyster, each with its own unique tastes and characteristics. Our six member farms are Cedar Island Oyster Farm, East Beach Farm, East Beach Oyster Company, Matunuck Oyster Farm, Ninigret Oyster Farm, and Rome Point Oyster Farm.