New Brunswick, Canada
Availability: January through May
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Deep uniform cups, white and brown shells
Flavor: Medium salinity with a bright clean finish.
Salinity: 2.5% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
Tides: Phytoplankton-rich waters
Bottom Makeup: Clay and graveled bottom.
Cages are suspended underneath a network of buoys. Once market size, transferred to trays anchored to the bottom. Harvested by hand. Time to market: 4-6 years.
Bedec Bay -- Northumberland Strait, New Brunswick
The King family has been in the seafood business for six decades. The family started out in the lobster business, operated a substantial lobster processing facility and grew a few oysters on the side. In the mid-nineties, the family ceased lobster operations and began growing oysters as their primary business. The company is currently run by Danny King (son of the founder) and is Canada’s largest oyster operation by acres farmed.
Check out how the growers at Village Bay harvest in the Winter! Not an easy job!!