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Penn Cove Select Oyster

Samish Bay, WA
Sheltered within an exquisitely tumbled shell, the meats of the Penn Cove Selects evoke all of the greatest characteristics of the Pacific Northwest. A salty-sweet brine offers a taste of the perfect union between the Samish River and the Puget Sound. Only to be followed with distinct seaweed and watermelon notes imparted on its meats by the mineral rich waters Samish Bay. Alternately babied into growth and bullied to perfection by a state of the art SEAPA basket tide tumbling method, the Penn Cove Selects are the masterful result of their location and hardworking farmers.

Oysterology

Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Samish Bay, WA
    (USA)
  • Farmed: 2 to 3 years
  • Average Size:
    2.75 inches
  • Available:
    Year-round
Flavor Profile
A salty-sweet brine with distinct seaweed and watermelon notes.
Suggested Pairing:
Vermentino
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Inter-tidal longline culture using SEAPA baskets and flip bags that suspend in the water column. Tidal action naturally tumbles the oysters to promote sturdy shells.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Samish Bay; medium tides, but strong currents from Puget Sound.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and rock.
the Grower

Penn Cove Mussels was established by the Jefferds family in June of 1975, in Coupeville Washington and is the oldest commercial mussel farm in North America. Eleven years later, the company was purchased by the Jefferds brothers, Ian and Rawle along with Ian's, wife Karen. In 1996 the company formed a joint venture with Coast Seafoods Company, America's largest oyster farm, the HAACP certified joint venture currently known as Penn Cove Shellfish. Penn Cove Shellfish remains the oldest and largest mussel farm in the United States, and our mussels have won top honors at international taste test competitions for their sweet flavor and fabulous texture. Along with our delicious Penn Cove Mussels, we farm Mediterranean Mussels, Manila Clams and Pacific Oysters.