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Henderson Bay Oyster
Henderson Bay, WA
These oysters are hand farmed throughout the harvesting, sorting, and packing processes. Every care has been taken to eliminate an oyster from being chipped or shipped with a gap that allows the precious liquor to escape in transit.
- Specie:Crassostrea gigas
- Origin:Henderson Bay, WA(USA)
- Average Size:2.75
A sweet and mild oyster with very full meats.
Grown first in shallow bay waters and then moved deeper to strengthen their shells and meats. After the oysters are sorted and graded, they are placed in special trays back in the salt water to allow them to regenerate prior to shipment. This careful hand-farmed process helps ensure that the oysters will arrive as fresh and strong as they would be if they were just picked up from a Henderson Bay beach.
- Tides:Fresh water influence from nearby creeks
- Bottom:Hard sand and rock bottom
Minterbrook has been a cornerstone company in the Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor area since its inception by the Hubert Secor family in 1932. Harold and Beverly Wiksten bought Minterbrook in 1954. They grew and expanded the company significantly over the next 58 years. ultimately selling to the Kingman family in 2012. The Kingman family hopes to uphold the rich family heritage of Minterbrook as the company transitions from a past of plenteous oysters to the present and future market conditions where shellfish are scarce and supply often cannot meet world demand.