- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:Duxbury, MA(USA)
- Farmed: 18 to 24 months
- Average Size:3.5+ inches
- Tides:Duxbury Bay; 10-foot tidal range of nutrient-rich waters.
- Bottom:Sand and silted tidal flats.
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!