Eider Cove Large Oysters from Bath, Maine

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Farmer: Peter Francisco

Location: New Meadows River, Bath, ME

How They’re Grown: The farm is located just a stones throw from Peters house, a mere 100 feet off the rocky shoreline. The oysters are grown entirely in mesh bags at the surface, except for a winter stint in cages sunk to the bottom. This allows the oysters to stay safe below the frozen estuary surface.

How They Taste: Salty like a potato chip that has a healthy dollop of French onion dip on top. So, basically perfect.

Why They’re Unique: Named for the Eider ducks that hang in the little cove where Peter’s floats are housed. Eider’s love oysters, put they haven’t quite figured out how to break into the bags they are kept in. Fingers crossed that they can’t, we want to keep these for ourselves!

Size: Regular (3+ inches)

Story: Peter harvested his first crop in 2015. He knew the area in front of his house was ideal for a farm, after watching some of his friends get into the farming business, he thought he would give it a try. He had dug clams as a kid, and pulled lobsters for decades--so he knew what life on the water was like. Besides, the commute was unbeatable…