Cold Bottom Oysters from Plymouth, MA


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Dave and Jennifer Tarantino

Size: ~2.5"

We get a kiss of Maldon sea salt with a touch of chicken bouillon on the finish. They embody the pure salinity of the Cape but with their own South Shore flare. These are some of the prettiest and most flavorful oysters coming from Plymouth!

About Cold Bottom Oysters

Harvest location: Plymouth, MA CCB42MA

How they’re grown: Seed is placed in a rack and bag system for 18 months before being moved to trays, some of which will be planted in the thick sandy mud off the coast of North Plymouth until they reach market size. The oysters are constantly handled which creates pristinely clean shells and contributes to a nice, easy shuck.

Why they’re unique: 
Dave’s lease is 4 acres but they’re currently only occupying a quarter of it, which means plenty of room for expansion. A solid tidal flow with tons of nutrients keeps the oysters plump and happy with a great salinity coming from Cape Cod Bay.

Dave, or “cranky oyster guy” as he’s known to his friends, began growing oysters in 2016 after our very own story here at ICO inspired him to start his own farm…no big deal. He was burnt out on IT sales and together with his wife Jennifer, wanted to build a legacy for their two sons, Chase and Clint. Dave and Jennifer have truly made their farm a family affair!

⚠ 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

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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