Robinhood Cove Large Oysters from Georgetown Island, ME
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Location: Georgetown Island, ME
Farmer: Georgetown Island Oyster Co-Op
Size: 3 - 3.5"
How they’re grown: Robinhood Coves are raised in floating Oystergro cages and various oyster bags in a peaceful cove off Georgetown Island in the pristine Sheepscot River, an area with rich tidal mud flats, salt marshes, meadows, and forest. Heaven? Perhaps. Floating bags and cages rock and tumble the oysters as they develop, creating super deep cups and strong shells. Grow-out takes at least 18 months.
What makes them unique: Charles is a member of the Georgetown Island Oyster Co-Op; the first co-op dedicated to oyster farming in Maine. This co-op is mostly composed of former commercial clammers and lobstermen who made the switch to aquaculture as a way to protect their livelihoods against the very real threats of climate change, while still continuing the heritage of working off the water in Maine.
How they taste: Charles thinks his oysters taste like "salty sweet heaven". The Sheepscot River feeds the farm's quiet cove with nutrient-rich water on every incoming tide, providing a buttery, sweet, pork fatty flavor that would pair nicely with a crisp pilsner. HEARTY meats fill super strong shells that are a dream to shuck.
Story: Let's get one thing straight - Charles Moore loves to clam. Charles grew up in Maine and has spent his entire life on the water - lobstering, digging quahogs, and as of -15 months ago, oyster farming. He hopes that one of his 7 children will one day take over his oyster farming business so he can refocus back on his one true love and passion - clamming. Let's help Charles make his dream come true, folks!