Crowe's Pasture Oysters from Dennis, MA

These oysters are available for delivery through DEC 24 OnlyPlease select your delivery date at checkout, accordingly. 

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 petite package.

Why they’re unique In a town of 32 farms, this 8-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!

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