Rocky Nook Oysters ®
Kingston Bay, Massachusetts


Production: Farmed
Size: 3.75 inches
Availability: Limited - Year-round
Appearance: Strong, heavy shells, fluted
Flavor Profile: Medium brine with silky meat and buttery sweet finish.

site details

  • Salinity: 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 10 ft. tidal range of nutrient-rich waters
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and silted tidal flats

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. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.

the grower

John Wheble

Prior to oyster farming, John 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.