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Paradise Oyster

Southern Baynes Sound, British Columbia
Paradise Oysters are grown with love in the pristine, cold waters of Deep Bay in Southern Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Each oyster is handled with care to ensure that only the best quality product is delivered to our customers. These sweet and crispy British Columbia oysters pair great with bubbly, and after slurping one, it will definitely take you to paradise.

Oysterology

Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Southern Baynes Sound, British Columbia
    (CAN)
  • Farmed: 12 to 18 months
  • Average Size:
    2.75 inches
  • Available:
    August through May
Flavor Profile
Sweet brine with a creamy meat and light citrus finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Muscadet
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Oyster seed is started in an upwelling system. They are then placed in trays and suspended from rafts, where the shape is controlled by tumbling and thinning.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Baynes Sound; medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and gravel.
the Grower

Ron Osmund started oyster farming about 30 years ago. About 15 years ago, Ron’s love for the water led him to start his own farm. Ron has never looked back, he has been enjoying farming on his own and developing the farm for the past 15 years or so.

"Ron, is out on the farm every day with one employee and his son, who helps on weekends. He keeps his farm sufficiently run and updated so he can, on occasion, be found on the the ski hill in the winter and fishing in the spring and summer. When Ron isn’t at the farm, he is bringing the oysters into our processing facility where he also brings in his skills to ensure the facility is running as efficiently as the farm. I run and manage the processing facility. Ron and I box and package the oysters for market two days a week, which Ron considers his days off, because he is away from the farm and can spend his day with me. We are both really happy that we can grow these oysters from seed and take them to market. We work hands on to produce the best quality of oyster we can."

Cindy & Ron Osmond
Paradise Oysters