Eld Inlet, WA
Chelsea Gem is a boutique oyster, perfect for newbies and connoisseurs alike. Beautiful white and light-brown shells, a silky texture, warm brine, and sweet mineral cucumber finish make for an oyster lover's dream. A true gem.
mineral brine | cucumber-infused | smooth
2 - 3 inches
Pairs Perfectly with:
- The Outdoors
- Parks + Recreation
- Sauvignon Blanc
Chelsea Farms, Ingenuity + the Power of the Tides
"Our farm started and remains on the eastern shore of Eld Inlet. Although we do farm in most of the bays of lower Puget Sound, Eld Inlet is where the crew is based and our home fires burn. We take pride in farming in harmony with Mother Nature. If you are enjoying our shellfish, you are having a piece of what we love. The bay is our gift to protect. The oysters are a reflection of her clean, calm waters. They taste of cucumbers and the ocean. Their deep cupped shells are an example of farming ingenuity and the power of the tides." Shina Wysocki & Kyle Lentz, Chelsea Farms
The Gritty Details:
"Tide powered" tumbling rack and bags. Oysters are generally held in less than 10 ft. of water, but remain off-bottom.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- 14 ft. tides with 2 tidal cycles per day
- Bottom Makeup: Mud