Farmer: Peter Francisco
Location: New Meadows River in Bath, Maine
Size: 3+ inches
Farming Technique: 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.
Unique Factor: 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!
Salinity: We'd give these a 9.5 out of 10 - these are salty!
Flavor Notes: They have an upfront splash of Maine seawater which is followed by, stay with us, a mussel like flavor and a hint of walnut bitterness. Complex! And delicious.
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