1620 Oysters from Plymouth, MA


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Quantity: 50 Count

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John Nickerson and his son Matt

Size: ~2.5"

The initial complex nori brine is followed by a strong vegetal richness. These oysters have full cups and are easy to shuck.

About 1620 Oysters

Harvest location: Plymouth, Massachusetts CCB42

How they’re grown: Bottom planted, baby! Gosh, do we love a bottom planted oyster. The bay floor is a mixture of mud and sand, which is considered to be gold in the oyster world. That mud also protects the oysters during the colder months so the farmers can harvest all winter long. The bottom planting technique also contributes to the oyster’s shell density and flavor of the meat. The oysters are 18 to 26 months old when harvested for your consumption.

Why they’re unique: 
They waited 5 and 1⁄2 years to receive their 4-acre lease from the town of Plymouth (there are still 33 people on that waiting list!). They have been growing oysters consistently since their first full-time harvest in 2019. We always love meeting the new kid on the block!

Matt started as a lobsterman in 1997 and after 20 years on a boat, he decided to dive into the world of aquaculture. His Dad was a natural partner out on the water. John retired at 60 from construction work and somehow found himself in another labor-intensive field! Due to the increase in lobstering regulations, Matt found oyster farming a more consistent gig. John and Matt farm with two other friends who help them on the farm.

⚠ Prop 65 Warning

Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Oyster FAQ

How long do my oysters keep?

Your oysters keep in the refrigerator for 5-7 days!  You can order a day or two early to make sure you have them in time for your gathering.  They are totally fine hangin’ out in the cool air.  

How do I store these bad boys?

When you receive your package, pull them out of the box (these guys need a little fresh air!). Grab a mixing bowl and throw the mesh bag in the bowl so that the oysters don’t leak all over your refrigerator. Grab a damp cloth and throw the cloth over the bowl.  You are good to go for the next 5-7 days. Doesn’t hurt to dampen the cloth each day to keep them moist and chilled.

Should I keep them on ice?

Only put the oysters on ice before service.  The oysters will actually die in the melted fresh water so do not store the oysters on ice.  They will not like this.

How are they shipped?

We ship using FedEx Overnight service. You will receive tracking info after the label has been printed the day before your oysters are set to arrive.  We do not require a signature – Fedex will leave your package at your doorstep.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Short answer: YES!

Our ClimaCell thermal liners are made of 90% FSC certified virgin kraft paper and corn starch, which allows you to recycle the insulated liner at home along with the cardboard box.⁠

Not only are the liners water repellant, they’re just as insulating as traditional styrofoam AND they can be recycled up to 5 times. Saving the planet has never been easier.⁠

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