Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod Bay, MA
Rich with phytoplankton, the waters that nourish the Wellfleet variety infuse it with its irresistible sweetness and the tides make it snackably firm in texture. Clean in finish, but with a smack of mouth watering saltiness, these Cape cuties can't be missed.
sweet | snackable | boastful
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Sandy Dunes
- Power Lunches
- Pale Ale
Wellfleet Region, Coveted Oysters for Centuries
Wellfleet Oysters were almost a thing of extintion in the 1800s due to overfishing and disease. But a resurgence in aquaculture replenished this population of sweet oysters and farmers continue to grow and protect them today. Now, this centuries-old oyster mecca produces some of the most coveted oysters known to connoisseurs.
The Gritty Details:
Oyster seed is placed in fine mesh bags on racks, then moved to larger mesh as it grows. Time to market: 2 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Large tides and freshwater creeks
- Bottom Makeup: Clean sand and rocks with seaweed