Bass Point Oysters from Nantucket, MA

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Farmer:
Simon Edwardes

Size: ~3"

Saltier than a Cape Cod Potato Chip! The Bass Points have a very bright, salty taste that carries you from first taste to finish.

About Bass Point Oysters

Harvest location: Nantucket, MA - NT5

How they’re grown:
 The Bass Point farm occupies 6 acres in Nantucket Harbor, 2 of which are situated on soft sand, and 4 on a muddy bottom. The diverse bottomland dictates the grow out in each location: in the area with the sandy bottom, Simon uses wire mesh cages to house the crop, whereas in the muddier area, he has to use all floating gear. Wind is by far the biggest challenge that Simon faces on the farm in either location, as the area is not protected at any angle. The wind can create 2-3 feet of surf making harvesting unpredictable, but the rough water is great for naturally tumbling the oysters creating strong thick shells!

Why they’re unique: 
There are now 5 farmers growing oysters in this particular part of Nantucket Harbor, but Simon was the first! He was also the first guy to use floating bags out on this part of the island.

Story: 
Simon got the name Bass Point because that's the closest landmark to where he harvests. Simon is an absolute smart-ass and loves every minute giving someone a hard time! He was born in South Africa, and after getting a masters in aquaculture in Scotland, he spent 14 years in Costa Rica, where he raised tropical fish for shipment into the U.S. In his free time--which is something people with three kids rarely have--he makes the most of the windy ACK conditions on his surfboard.

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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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