Point Judith Salt Pond, Rhode Island
There's something magical about Moonstones, maybe because they're grown in a salt pond, maybe because their complexity draws you into musing on their myriad flavors: It's subtle alchemy. Rowan Jacobsen of the Oyster Guide says it sublimely: "What jumps out at you is that full-body; the taste fills your mouth with minerals and brothy umami richness. Copper, iron, clay—it’s all there. In fact, the stony, tannic flavors can make some wines taste almost bitter; your best bet is something exceedingly dry and simple, like Muscadet or Chablis, or a martini."
briny | umami | magical
3.0 - 3.5
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Fire Pits
- Leon Bridges
- Cool Nights w/Friends
Cedar Island Oyster Farm, Family Farming at its Finest
Cedar Island Oyster Farm is a family-run farm. Tending the farm certainly keeps John and Cindy West busy. They balance work with family time by taking their daughters to work with them during summer months and over weekends during the school year.
"For me, working outdoors and having a connection with the pond is wonderful. As a farmer, it’s very fulfilling to teach the next generation the value of sustainable farming and how we can positively impact the environment. We treasure the time we share while working the farm alongside our daughters. In so many ways, it is a great fit for our family." –Cindy West
The Gritty Details:
Upweller reared, then moved to rack and bag nursery; bottom culture grow-out harvested with modified bay-scallop dredges.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity:2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 6 ft. tides and little freshwater input
- Bottom Makeup: Clay, hard packed sand, and seaweed