Rocky Nook, Kingston Bay, MA
Bursting with sweetness and a bright brine, these buttery beauts never disappoint. Grown in nutrient-rich tides, Rocky Nooks are delightfully balanced, perfect for someone just dipping their toe in the oyster world, the oyster lover, and everything in between.
bright brine | buttery | balanced
2.75 - 3.25 inches
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Jimmy Buffet
- September Bliss
John Wheble, Brooke Lovett, Greg Barker, and Tom Taylor, Finding Their Nook
Tucked in the inner part of Kingston Bay, Rocky Nook oysters came to be by three local friends who played and worked on the bay since boyhood. After a heap of hard work and good luck, John, Brooke, Greg, and Tom now produce bite-sized wonders that are fast becoming the favorite of oyster lovers and oyster triers, alike.
The Gritty Details:
Growout Method 2mm seed is upwelled in May and then placed in Vexar nursery bags until the fall. In October, they are planted directly on the tidal flats. Hand-picked at low tide or dragged during higher tides. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 10 ft. tidal range of nutrient-rich waters
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and silted tidal flats