Warren's Cove Oysters
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Grown just to the south of Duxbury Bay, Warren's Cove is made up of a sandy bottom with fast moving currents. The conditions differ enough here that oysters can't be grown on the bottom as they are just a couple miles to the north in Duxbury.


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: September through January 
Size: 
3.5 inches
Appearance: Purple and brown fluted shells, deep cup
Flavor: Crisp brine with a light butter and kelp finish

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 11 to 12 ft. tides from Cape Cod Bay
  • Bottom Makeup: Mud and sand; silt

Growout Method


6mm seed is first placed in growout bags, tumbled, and then moved to trays for final growout. Time to market: 2 to 2.5 years.

Harvest Locations
White Flat -- Plymouth, Massachusetts


the grower

Jim O'Shea has been growing oysters since 2012. After earning a degree in Marine Biology from Northeastern University, Jim realized he wanted to work outdoors and be by the ocean instead of sitting at a desk. He has been harvesting seaweed over the last 25 years, but got involved in oyster aquaculture after convincing the Plymouth harbormaster to allow him to experiment with a lease site.

"Growing oysters is more fulfilling. I enjoy feeding our local community and being a part of the farm-to-table movement. It's a way of life here."

Jim and his daughter, Ina, work and manage the farm full-time. They are harvesting more each season and are excited to see their oysters go to market.