Sun Hollow Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington

Grown on the cobbled beaches of the Puget sound, this is a gem of a Pacific oyster! Growing them on the beach produces a hard shell that is easy to shuck and full of plump meat


the oyster

Production: Farmed
Season: Year Round
Size: 3"
Appearance: Hard Shells, fluted
Culture Method: Beach Grown
Flavor: Sweet brine, earthy finish

 

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the site

-Salinity: 3.3% varies with tide > 3.5% full oceanic
-Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
-Bottom makeup: Sand and rock

 

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grow method


Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.

 

the location