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Rocky Nook Oyster

Kingston, MA


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Kingston, MA
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    2.75 inches, 3.5 inches
  • Available:
    June through December
Flavor Profile
Medium-high brine with silky meats and a buttery sweet finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
2mm seed is upwelled in May and then placed in Vexar nursery bags until the fall. In October, they are planted directly on the tidal flats. Hand-picked at low tide or dragged during higher tides.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Kingston Bay; 10-foot tidal range of nutrient-rich waters.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and silted tidal flats.
the Grower

Prior to oyster farming, John Wheble made his living (either in whole or in part) on the water as a commercial fisherman. John grew up in Kingston, Massachusetts and is proud to be growing great oysters in his hometown (the oysters are named after an area of Kingston) and of his great team of people that have been with him for years building the Rocky Nook brand.