Westport Oysters

Harvest Locations
Westport Estuary - Westport, Massachusetts (Entrance of Buzzards Bay near the MA/RI border)

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | October through January

Flavor Profile
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

Growout Method
Wild oysters are set on the rocky shoreline. Time to market: 3 years.