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Bristol Bay Oyster

Portsmouth, RI
Rhode Island produces a uniquely clean and briny oyster. The Bristol Bays are exactly that. They grow on a site off Prudence Island, in the center of the famed Narragansett Bay. Their flavor do not disappoint!


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Portsmouth, RI
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3.5 inches
  • Available:
    September through March
Flavor Profile
Sweet, savory brine, soft meats and an earthy finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Cultured seed is raised in upweller to 1", then placed in bags within cages at lease site.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Narragansett Bay; the site off Prudence Island receives 7-foot tidal changes every 6 hours from Rhode Island Sound.
  • Bottom:
    Silted medium-to-hard mud bottom.
the Grower

Peter Brown has been shellfishing all his life. As a kid, he had fond memories of digging clams. In 2006, Peter decided to invest in an oyster lease in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Peter is the only one on his farm, and he puts a lot of extra care in handling his oysters. "That's what makes them special along with the location of the farm, which receives constant tidal flow and nutrient-rich waters. I had a 70-year old lady tell me my oysters were the best she's ever had in her life, and that's saying something considering how many oysters she's eaten over her lifespan."