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Sweetheart Creek Oyster

Yarmouth, MA
Sweetheart Creeks are grown in the sub tidal waters of Lewis Bay, the perfect growing environment. The salinity, the food, and the tidal water flow combine to create a true connoisseur’s oyster that the South Side of Cape Cod is known for. Each oyster has a beautiful deep cup and offers a perfect blend of salinity and crisp sweetness that is a true epicurean delight.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Yarmouth, MA
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3.5 inches
  • Available:
    May through December
Flavor Profile
Sweet and buttery meat with a smooth, silky texture, vegetal notes, and a crisp, metallic finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
10mm seed is moved from bags to floating cages where they are subjected to constant tidal action during final growout. When markets are ready, they are placed in wide, flat-bottom cages submerged under water.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Lewis Bay; 5 to 6-foot tidal range from Nantucket Sound and Hyannis Harbor.
  • Bottom:
    Clean sandy bottom of fine black and brown sand.
the Grower

I received my start in Shellfish Aquaculture by taking care of the shellfish nursery with the Department of Natural Resources for their recreational shellfish program. We were able to re-institute a recreational oyster season for the first time in 35 years!

Being an oyster grower is a true privilege, which I love immensely. There are many and constant challenges, but when I look at the final product there is a certain inexplicable proudness that is our true reward. A sustainable delicious food product which helps keep our waters pristine... What's not to love!

Edmund Janiunas
Sweetheart Creek Oyster Company