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Nonesuch Emerald Oyster

Scarborough, ME
Nonesuch Emeralds are known for their gorgeous fluted green shells and hearty, rich meat. They spend most of their life on the bottom of the riverbed where they develop their strength, shell consistency, and distinctive brown edges. All Nonesuch Emeralds are purged on the surface in floating gear for several days before they go to market to ensure they are pristine inside and out.

Oysterology

Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Scarborough, ME
    (USA)
  • Farmed: 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3 inches
  • Available:
    Year-round
Flavor Profile
Robust meats, balanced brine and sweetness, finished with hints of earth and olive.
Suggested Pairing:
Vermentino
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Raised in floating gear on the surface for the first year, then planted on the bottom for final growout. Purged for several days on the surface before taken to market.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Nonesuch Point; tidal estuary with 9-foot tides and nearly intertidal in areas.
  • Bottom:
    Hard bottom with silt.
the Grower

Nonesuch Oysters is a young, award-winning, boutique oyster farm. Run by Maine-native Abigail Carroll and a team of young marine science enthusiasts, our mission is to produce one of Maine’s best oysters and to have a positive impact on the local community.

We are located within a nature conservancy at Nonesuch Point in Scarborough, Maine, just south of Portland. Our Scarborough River boasts a Grade A water classification due to its "outstanding natural resource waters."  That's why we have such great-tasting, healthy oysters! The motto of the farm has become: nature works well when you let it.

Already among Maine's favorites, Nonesuch free range oysters are gaining recognition nationwide for their beautiful color, hard shell and bright, fresh, salty-sweet taste with hints of seagrass.

Nonesuch Oysters