Warren's Cove Oysters
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.
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
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 11 to 12 ft. tides from Cape Cod Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Mud and sand; silt
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.
White Flat -- Plymouth, Massachusetts
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.