Whitecap Oysters
East Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: 
September through January
Size: 2.75 inches
Flavor: Plump meats with medium brine and a clean finish.

 


site details

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity (affected by freshwater input of Quivet Creek)
  • Tides: Large flushing 8 to 10 ft. tides
  • Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom

Growout Method
 

Oyster seed is started in mesh bags on steel racks. They are moved to Aquatrays at 1" and through growout. Time to market: 1.5 years.

Harvest Locations
East Dennis - Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts


the grower

Jamie Davenport started out in restaurants and carpentry before moving to Vancouver, Canada with his wife to pursue a career in filmmaking. Shortly thereafter, with the arrival of their first of three boys, they decided to move back to New England to be closer to family. Meanwhile, Jamie's father had started an oyster farm in East Dennis and gave him the opportunity to join in. Ten years later, Jamie still takes pride in producing environmentally sustainable, high quality Davenport Oysters. He says that you can’t beat being surrounded by nature every day.