New Brunswick, Canada
Village Bay's deep cup and beautiful white and brown shell will have you lusting for more. She starts off with a gentle brine and wraps up with a clean, vibrant finish. If you're going to have a crush on an oyster, this one is it.
gentle brine | bright | balanced
2.75" | Petite
Pairs Perfectly with:
- April Showers
- Kissing in the Rain
- Falling in Love
Village Bay, Oyster Kings
The King family has been working on the sea for six generations; the sea is in their blood. They began as lobstermen and then transitioned to oyster farming for a more sustainable product. In the cold, Canadian winters they cut through the snow and ice with chainsaws to harvest. The company is currently captained by Danny King (son of the founder) and is Canada’s largest oyster operation by acres farmed.
The Gritty Details:
Cages are suspended underneath a network of buoys. Once market size, transferred to trays anchored to the bottom. Harvested by hand. Time to market: 4-6 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 2.5% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Phytoplankton-rich waters
- Bottom Makeup: Clay and graveled bottom.