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Little Shemogue Oyster

Cape Spear, New Brunswick
On the Tormentine Peninsula in Southeast New Brunswick the shorelines are sparsely populated and the Northumberland Strait waters are cool, clear and clean. This is the perfect place to grow a coldwater oyster!


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Cape Spear, New Brunswick
  • Farmed: 3 to 4 years
  • Average Size:
    3 inches
  • Available:
    January through August
Flavor Profile
Bouncy meat with a delicate seaweed finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Golden ale
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Naturally collected oyster spat is grown out in floating oyster trays. The floating trays allow constant tumbling and a steady supply of food.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Northumberland Strait; currents from the strait sweep by the Cape, providing cool, plankton-rich water
  • Bottom:
    Hard packed red clay with eelgrass
the Grower

Little Shemogue Oyster Company began operation in 2000, and joined with Atlantic Oyster Company in 2015. A family owned and operated business, 'Little Shem' oysters put on a plate always look beautiful and can back it up with the cleanest, richest taste you can find. The final product is an oyster that comes from a family that puts their heart and soul into the shape, taste and consistency of the oysters. They hope their high standards will translate into a delicious experience.