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Duxbury, MA
These are a blend of the misshapen oysters and the select oysters from our Standish Shore Oyster Farm. You get the same flavor meat as a Standish Shore, but the shells can vary slightly. A mid grade cull makes these oysters more affordable than a Standish Shore select.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Duxbury, MA
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3.5+ inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
Crisp and buttery with a sweet brine.
Suggested Pairing:
Orange Wine
Brine Intensity
Growout method
2mm seed is upwelled in May, and then placed in Vexar nursery bags until the fall. In October they are planted directly on the tidal flats. To harvest we hand-pick at low tide or drag during higher tides. These are the misshapen oysters that don't make the grade as Standish Shore Selects.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Duxbury Bay; 10-foot tidal range of nutrient-rich waters.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and silted tidal flats.
the Grower

I became interested in farming oysters while in Marine Affairs classes at URI in 1997 and purchased my oyster farm in Duxbury Bay, MA, which I named Standish Shore. We produce an amazing oyster for several reasons. Reason number one is our site. Duxbury Bay is just warm enough to provide abundant food that helps the oysters grow quickly. It is also just cold enough so that our oysters by and large don't spawn. This means the quality of the oyster meat looks great throughout the year. Secondly, we care more than most about the quality of what we sell. We tumble our oysters three or four times before spreading them loose on the bottom. This method of combining tumbling with bottom culture produces a very hard and uniform shell with deep cups. We hope that you'll enjoy eating them as much as we enjoy growing them!