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Salten Rock Oyster

Barnstable, MA
Our Salten Rock Oysters are grown in the waters of Barnstable Harbor, where the algae and the area’s natural influences give our oysters their signature Cape Cod flavor. The nutrient-rich tides feed the oysters throughout the year, allowing them to be plumper and fuller for longer.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Barnstable, MA
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3.5 inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
A full brine with creamy yet firm meats and a sweet, seaweed finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Oyster seed is upwelled, then grown in suspended mesh bags, and finally moved to growout trays.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Barnstable Harbor; 10-foot tidal range from Cape Cod Bay with freshwater inputs from nearby creeks.
  • Bottom:
    Clean, sandy bottom with large thatch beds.
the Grower

David Cranshaw is an enterprising industry veteran who recognized early on that shellfish aquaculture was the future. He got his start working in New Bedford (Massachusetts), the nation’s largest seafood port by dollar volume, unloading boats and processing the catch from those boats. He witnessed overfishing firsthand, including the collapse of the cod fishery. He operated a quahog nursery and later farmed quahogs to maturity before transitioning to oyster aquaculture.

In 2016, David partnered with Pangea Shellfish Company to start Blish Point Oyster Farm. Today, he runs the farm with a dedicated team. When discussing the practice of oyster farming David says, “I love making something grow, it’s gratifying.” He enjoys being on the water (even on rough days), the solitude, and the beauty of Cape Cod Bay.