Pemaquid Oysters

A "Maine institution" well-known for their full meats, pristine flavor, and hearty shells, Pemaquid Oysters are one of the Northeast's most beloved bivalves. These are a Pangea favorite grown by Dodge Cove Oysters, one of the first oyster farms in Maine.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Hog Island / Damariscotta Estuary - Midcoast Maine

Size and Availability 
3.75 inches | April through December

Flavor Profile
Deep and meaty with a powerful brine. 

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large 10 ft. tides provide strong marine influence and introduces an abundance of food
  • Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay

Growout Method
Their own prized seed is grown in floating bags to 2 inches, and then planted on the bottom. Time to market: 3 to 4 years. (Colder water = slower growth = harder shell!)