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Dam Big Oyster

Damariscotta, ME
These are the "ones that got away," Pemaquids that are missed by the oyster dredge, and lost for two or three seasons. They are large, in charge, and perfect for the broiler. Damariscotta oysters are famous for their bold and briny flavors, and this one is "Dam Big."


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Damariscotta, ME
  • Farmed: 5+ years
  • Average Size:
    5+ inches
  • Available:
    April through December
Flavor Profile
Huge brine up front, with a deep mineral and earthy chew - the steak dinner of the ocean!
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Seed from their own hatchery is grown in floating bags to 2 inches, then planted on the bottom for final growout.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Great Salt Bay, Damariscotta River; tidal river with large 10-foot tides.
  • Bottom:
    A thin layer of silt over marine clay.
the Grower

Located in mid-coast Maine, Muscongus Bay Aquaculture comprises a shellfish hatchery and two farms. At their hatchery, on the Medomak River, they have been producing high-quality, fast-growing, and disease-resistant shellfish seed for growers up and down the east coast for over 15 years.

On their two farms on the Damariscotta River, they grow a variety of prized Maine oysters. The Muscongus crew of highly experienced, enthusiastic, and friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring a reliable supply of great shellfish products.