Barnstable Harbor, MA.
Get a mouthwatering smack of briny Barnstable Harbor, tinged with the input of several freshwater creeks. Firm, creamy meat, punctuated with a sweet seaweed kiss, combine to make this deep cupped, rippled beauty an oyster to be tried and savored.
salty | sweet | clean cut
3.25 | market
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Turkey Time
- Walks in the woods
- Fall colors
- Whiskey Sours
David Cranshaw, Veteran of the Sea
Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod
This enterprising shellfisherman recognized early on that shellfish aquaculture was the future. He got his start working in New Bedford, Massachusetts, unloading boats and processing the catch. He witnessed overfishing first hand, including the collapse of the cod fishery. Prior to oyster aquaculture, he operated a quahog nursery and farmed them to maturity. He enjoys being on the water (even on rough days) and the solitude and beauty of Cape Cod Bay. “I love making something grow, it’s gratifying."
The Gritty Details:
Oyster seed is upwelled, then grown in suspended mesh bags, and finally moved to growout trays. Time to Market: 1.5-2.5 years
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 2.7% - 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 8-10 ft tides
- Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom, large thatch beds