Westport Estuary - Westport, Massachusetts (Entrance of Buzzards Bay near the MA/RI border)
Size and Availability
3.5 inches | October through January
Sweet and briny; robust meat. Dry wine taste with a mineral finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 2.9% to 3.2% varies with tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Strong current daily. Usually 3+ knots
- Bottom Makeup: Sand with rocky shoreline
Wild oysters are set on the rocky shoreline. Time to market: 3 years.