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Chesapeake Bay Oyster

Chesapeake Bay, VA
In the 1600s, oysters in the Chesapeake Bay were so abundant that the oysters were filtering the bay's waters once a week. As technology improved during the Industrial Age, numbers of wild Chesapeake oysters began to decline due to over-harvesting and reef destruction. Recently, public and private interests in reviving the bay have allowed oyster populations to rebound. Gradually, the Chesapeake Oyster is making a comeback with their full and plump meats, and we are glad that we can offer them.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Chesapeake Bay, VA
  • Wild: 24 to 36 months
  • Average Size:
    3.5 inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
Very mild, but meaty. High yields, but low salt content.
Suggested Pairing:
American lager
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Wild oysters set on the shells of previous oyster generations to form "oyster reefs."
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Large flushing tides with a lot of freshwater input.
  • Bottom:
    Mud and oyster reef bottom.
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