Anchor Bay Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington

Harvest Locations
Southern Inlets of Hood Canal, Washington

Size and Availability
2.5 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Mild salt with a full, sweet finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.8% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock

Growout Method
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.