Farmer: Bill Mook
Location: Damariscotta River, Maine
Size: Smaller oyster, round, deep cup
Farming Technique: Mookie Blues are grown in floating "Oystergro" cages. The cages can be sunk in the winter to avoid ice.
Unique Factor: Bill Mook runs a hatchery, one of the few in New England. They are in control of the entire grow-out process --- as they say, “from petri dish to dinner plate”! Mook Seafarms has been in business for about 32 years and is a strong leader in the industry.
Salinity: We'd give these an 8 out of 10 (a bit saltier than the Island Creeks)
Flavor Notes: A strong salty start the eases into a noticeably bready, sweet cucumber finish.
Fun Fact: Oysters can "chill" in the fridge for up to 10 days.