2 Dozen Crowes Pasture Oysters from Dennis, MA
1 shucking knife
1 pair of large shucking gloves
Are you new to eating oysters at home? If so, we think it's time to put another badge on your sash - oyster shucking. This package is for everyone who is bi-valve curious but shucking shy. It comes with 2 dozen Crowes Pasture Oysters, a pair of large shucking gloves, and our recycled ocean-plastic shucking knife.
Opening an oyster is actually quite easy when you have the right tools and the right teachers. Each box comes with detailed shucking instructions to show you the way. You'll master it, we promise. Before you know it, you'll be judging people for scrambling the meat or losing the liquor. Seize the day, friends!
Farmer: Gary and Mary Sawayer
Location: Quivet Neck Beach, Dennis, MA
How they’re grown: This crew does not need a boat to access their grant In the sandy open water of Cape Cod Bay, they can just ride out there in a truck! Trucks do not float, so these can only be harvested at low tide. Don’t worry, with a farm crew of 4-6 full-time employees they can cram a lot of oyster harvesting into a small window of time! Everything is grown off the bottom in elevated trays and tumbled periodically throughout their 3-year grow out. Oysters are removed from the farm in the winter months because of the threats of ice and freezing temperatures and over-wintered in a storage shed before being returned in the water in March.
How they taste: A burst of salty ocean water upfront mellows to some nice sweet vegetal notes (carrots, anyone?) and a hint of cream. Opaque meat and a firm texture round out the perfect package.
Why they’re unique: In a town of 32 farms, this 14-year-old venture is on the smaller side, even by boutique standards—clocking in at a single acre bordering their namesake Crowes Pasture Conservation Area. These are a limited seasonal offering, we only wish they were available year-round!