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Popponesset Oyster

Mashpee, MA
Grown in the protected area of Popponesset Spit, these oysters have a wonderful combination of the briny, bright waters of Nantucket Sound and the sweet, freshwater influence from Popponesset Bay. The gentle tidal flow allows a steady influx of nutrients and allows the oysters to grow into beautifully deep-cupped treasures.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Mashpee, MA
  • Farmed: 2 years
  • Average Size:
    3.5 inches
  • Available:
    May through February
Flavor Profile
Medium brine with supple meats and a gentle, lingering mineral finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Pale ale
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Oyster seed is floated in fine mesh bags and moved to off-bottom cages after the first growing season.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Popponesset Bay; 3 to 4-foot tides with influence from Nantucket Sound.
  • Bottom:
    Clean, sandy bottom.
the Grower

Richard Cook has been in the industry for over 30 years. After years of legal challenges from abutters, in 2015, Dick received a 10-year shellfish aquaculture license to grow oysters on a 1.9-acre grant in Popponesset Bay.