Sweetheart Creek Oyster
- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:Yarmouth, MA(USA)
- Farmed: 18 to 24 months
- Average Size:3.5 inches
- Available:May through December
- 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.
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!
Sweetheart Creek Oyster Company