East Dennis, Cape Cod Bay, MA
Brimming with unbridled sweetness, Mayflowers are "classic Cape" oysters with deep cups and taste. One bite indicates that these thin-shelled treats were raised with great care to make them wonderfully plump and full of rich flavor.
sweet | deep cupped | rich
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Motor Boats
- Group Dates
- A Salty Breeze
- A Dry Rosé
Aaron Brochu and His Crew
Expert poker player, Aaron Brochu, founder of Big Rock Oyster Company, is credited with inventing the "Dennis Oyster." All their oysters are grown in aquatrays across the tidal flats and Aaron, with his team of eight farmers, has worked for over fourteen years to perfect these Cape Cod delicacies.
The Gritty Details:
Growout Method Oyster seed is started in mesh bag on steel racks. At about 1", they are tumbled and moved to Aquatrays for growout. Time to market: 2 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity (Affected by freshwater input of Quivet Creek)
- Tides: Large flushing tides averaging 8 to 10 ft.
- Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom