Buzzards Bay, MA
Onset Oysters are grown in Bourne Cove where natural spring waters flow into the cove and combine with the cool, clear saltwater of Buzzards Bay. The combo of fresh and salt water produces a sweet and briny delicacy that is loved by newbies and connoisseurs alike. A perfect cape oyster.
robust | briny sweet | tried + true
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Iced Tea with mint
- Beach bums
- Skinny Dipping at night
- Gin & Tonics with a twist
Indian Cove Aqualculture, the heart of the Cape
J. R. Nelson and G. M. Besse started as Schroeder started farming oysters in the mid 1900's and now have over 60 years of experience in the seafood industry. Their farm is located in Wareham, Massachusetts on the waters of Buzzards Bay near the Cape Cod Canal. The farm-raised oysters from Wareham and Onset have been shipped all over the United States and are beloved by by connoisseurs and newbies alike.
The Gritty Details:
Cultured spat is raised in an upweller, then moved to floating cages for growout. Time to market: 2 to 3 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Dynamic currents from Cape Cod Canal
- Bottom Makeup: Rocky bottom with abundant seaweed