Wild Marionport Oysters
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Wild Marionport oysters are one of the last truly wild oysters in our state. Many oysters that once had that "wild look", have since crossed with farmed oysters, losing the green, ribbed shells that their wild parents displayed so proudly (West Falmouth and Wild Onset immediately come to mind). Fun fact...this was the first oyster Pangea ever sold so it has a special place in our hearts!
Availability: November through March
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Hard, ridged dark green shells, Deep Cup
Flavor Profile: Sharp brine with bouncy meats and an intense mineral finish
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium-high tides from the Vineyard Sound into Buzzards Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Rocky bottom with seaweed
Wild spat set on rocks. They thrive in this setting until fishermen pick them at low tide. Fisherman use hand rakes to harvest oysters and then place them in a floating basket to bring back to shore. Time to market: 3 years.