Gold Creek Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington

Harvest Locations
Western Inlets of Hood Canal, Washington

Size and Availability
2.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Slightly briny with a crisp, sweet finish. Full meats.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.3% 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.