Our flagship oyster, grown right here in Duxbury, Massachusetts. We think you'll find these oysters pretty near perfect.
Farmer: Skip Bennett (Founder of Island Creek Oysters) and a small group of Duxbury growers
Size: Full cups on the smaller side, with some shape variance due to their natural grow-out process (see below).
Farming Technique: Island Creeks are nurtured in our hatchery for three months, grown in floating upwellers for three months, and put in a rack and bag system for three months. For the last twelve months of the grow-out process, they are bottom planted "free range" on the mud flats of Duxbury Bay.
Unique Factor: Duxbury Bay has drastic 12 foot tides, which brings lots of new water loaded with food (algae) into the Bay, giving the oysters their unique, complex flavor.
Flavor Notes: The quintessential East Coast oyster experience. With a highly segmented flavor profile, strong salinity up front gives way to vegetal, buttery richness and a long sweet finish. It doesn't get any better than this. These complex flavors are attributed to a life spent on the ocean floor, dug into the mineral rich mud of Duxbury Bay.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Thank you so much, they arrived and are fantastic. Can't wait to order more. Thank you for shipping them so quickly. I really appreciated it. Great Customer service.
Sarah Kirschner on May 18, 2019
Just got on a kick of ordering fresh oysters! So many choices and my husband has become quite skilled at shucking!! East coast and west coast but so far we have enjoyed our Island Creek oysters the most. A must try for any oyster lover. Great raw, awesome oyster Rockefeller and grilled anyway you like them. My go to source for great oysters!
Karla Skinner on Apr 11, 2018
Just got my 1st order of 100 yesterday & polished off a couple dozen right away... The BEST oysters I've had in many years! Will knock-off the rest today & tomorrow. You have a customer for life!
Paul Stanton on Apr 11, 2018
FRESH & DELICIOUS
I normally don't write reviews. However, everyone was so pleased at the freshness and was raving about them, that I had to post. Ordered 100 Island Creek oysters for Chinese New Year party last Sat. Placed order on Fri (lady was so helpful and friendly!) and it arrived Sat at 11'ish in time for the party. So fresh, and delicious!! Oysters were just the right size and texture / taste as described on the website was spot on! Very pleased with my first time ordering from ICO and will do so again!
Stephanie on Feb 21, 2018