Wild Onset Oysters
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

One of our favorites here at Pangea, Wild Onsets are beautifully green and perfectly briny. They have strong, hearty shells that rarely shatter when shucked. Because they are wild and only picked at low tide, they are a special treat and an oyster to treasure!


oysterology

Productuion: Wild
Availability: September - March
Size: 3.5+ inches
Appearance: Heavy, dark green shells, black speckles! 
Flavor: Briny and robust with a mineral finish - extremely hearty! Great color variation in the heavily fluted shell.


site details

  • Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Currents from Cape Cod Canal
  • Bottom Makeup: Rocky bottom with abundant seaweed

harvest method

Wild spat sets on rocks. Fishermen pick them at low tide. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.