Little Shemogue Oysters
Cape Spear, New Brunswick
On the Tormentine Peninsula in Southeast New Brunswich the shorlines are sparslely populated and the Northumberland Strait waters are cool clear and clean. This is the perfect place to grow a coldwater oyster!
Availability: January through May
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Medium Cup, Tumbled Shells
Flavor Profile: Bouncy meat, with delicate seaweed finish
- Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Currents from Northumberland Strait sweep by the Cape, providing cool plankton-rich water
- Bottom Makeup: Hard packed red clay with eel grass
Hatchery seed is grown-out in floating oyster trays. The floating trays allow constant tumbling and a steady supply food. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.
Little Shemogue Oyster Company began operation in 2000, and joined with Atlantic Oyster Company in 2015. The harvest waters are ideally suited for oyster growth, with cold and clean water, fed by natural streams delivering rich nutrients to the bay. A family owned and operated business, oysters are grown in suspended cages just below the surface of the sea where they can filter the most food, allowing them to grow healthy, hearty meat with a mineral-rich, delicious taste. Our oysters put on a plate always look beautiful and can back their look up with the cleanest, richest taste you can find. The final product is an oyster that comes from our family to you that puts everything into the shape, taste and consistency of our oysters. We hope our high standards will translate into a delicious experience when sampling our oysters on every plate they appear.
- Wayne Williams