Great Salt Bay, Maine
Ring Point wows with greenish, tear dropped shaped shells, a cool, mineral brine, and a sweet, stony finish. Grown by Muscongus Bay Aquaculture, a superior outfit comprised of a hatchery and two farms on the Damariscotta River, they produce highly prized Maine oysters.
cool brine | deep cupped | boastful
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Après Beach
- Leisurely Lunches
- Bloody Marys
- Watching Wimbledon
Muscongus Bay Aquaculture, From Nursery to Table
Located in mid-coast Maine, Muscongus Bay Aquaculture comprises a shellfish hatchery and two farms. At their hatchery, on the Medomak River, they've been producing high-quality, fast-growing, and disease-resistant shellfish seed for growers up and down the east coast for over 15 years.
On their two farms on the Damariscotta River they grow a variety of prized Maine oysters.
The Muscongus crew of highly experienced, enthusiastic, and friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring a reliable supply of great shellfish products.
The Gritty Details:
Seed is grown to 2 inches in floating bags and then planted on the bottom. Time to market: 3 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 2.8% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Large 10 ft. tides provide strong marine influence and introduce an abundance of food
- Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay