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Olympia Oyster

Henderson Bay, WA
This oyster has seen a great comeback over the last decade from restorative efforts. The Gold Rush at the turn of the century almost completely depleted the stock of this native oyster. Its slow growth produces a deeply complex and unique flavor profile that has been elusive to us for too long.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Ostrea lurida
  • Origin:
    Henderson Bay, WA
  • Farmed: 4 to 5 years
  • Average Size:
    2 inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
Plump and bursting meats with a sweet copper, roasted finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Hatchery seed is cared for in protective bags while they grow slowly in deep, cold, nutrient-rich waters.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Henderson Bay; 10-foot tidal range in deep waters.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and rock.
the Grower

When Minterbrook Oyster Farm owner Kent Kingman took over the reins from Beverly Wiksten in 2011, he bought an industrial pillar of the Key Peninsula community with roots that date back to 1931. The Minterbrook plant is located in a park-like setting with a beautiful backdrop of the ever-changing tidelands of Minter Bay with Mt. Rainier framed in the background. With an amazing variety of wildlife all around (deer, eagles, salmon, seals and birds of all sorts); people love to come and enjoy the beauty of the setting besides taking home some of our excellent shellfish.