Emily's Oysters from South Freeport, ME


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Emily Selinger

Size: ~3"

We're not supposed to play favorites but dang, this is one tasty oyster. Consistent, clean, hardy shells are a breeze to shuck; revealing plump, opaque meats. A bright and briny surge of cold Maine seawater brimming with salt and kelp. Nutty nutritional yeast with clarified butter rounds the journey out like a lightly savory golden halo.

About Emily's Oysters

Harvest location: South Freeport, Maine

How they’re grown: Emily's oysters spend their first chapter of their lives in floating bags on the surface for most of the year, before being sunk to the bottom for the coldest months. Once big enough to fend for themselves, they are moved into either bottom cages or directly planted onto the bottom to finish their grow-out (just like Island Creeks). Emily uses very little equipment in her farming processes, relying mostly on the abundant wave action of her site to take care of the tumbling.

Why they’re unique: 
The farm is located at the mouth of the Harraseeket River on Casco Bay - a region with a deep history of thriving wild shellfish populations that likely sustained the Indigenous people in the surrounding areas. Exposure to prevailing wind and constant tumbling in smaller floating gear makes for a nicely shaped, stronger shell. The farm's location at the mouth of a river and salt marsh estuary, coupled with the exposure at low tide, provides a bounty of nutrients and clean water, which we Oyster University students know creates a bright, complex flavor profile.

Emily says it best herself, "l started farming in 2017, sort of by accident. At the time I was transitioning away from a previous career working as a professional sailor on traditional vessels, in part because I missed having a home in Maine [l grew up in Freeport, but work of that nature takes you far and wide and makes it hard to maintain a home base outside of the vessel you're working on]. I stumbled into my first hands-on experience with small-scale oyster aquaculture through a friend I made when I first moved back home, who took me out to see her operation. From day one I was captivated by oyster farming, saw that I had a lot of transferable skills from my years on boats, had a lot of local knowledge and connections from growing up and spending my childhood on Casco Bay that would make the upstart of my own farm a real possibility. I saw in it a perfect way to continue to work on the water in a more sustainability-minded way, while also building a career for myself in Maine."

⚠ 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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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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