Maris Stella Oysters from Long Island, NY


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Sixto Portilla

Size: ~2.5"

A blast of salt upfront followed by a creamy, firm chew.

About Maris Stella Oysters

Harvest location: Great South Bay, Long Island, NY

How they’re grown: These are grown in floating cages most of the year and flipped constantly to encourage deep cups and firm shell growth. During the winter when ice arrives at their bay, they drop the cages to the ocean floor.

Why they’re unique: 
These oysters are being grown in the same bay as the OG Blue Point oyster of the 19th century, near the town of Blue Point on Long Island. Oysters from this area were considered to be the favorite of Queen Victoria. The name was so popular that it was used to describe all Long Island oysters. Finally, a 1908 New York state law stated that the ‘Blue Point’ name can only be used when oysters come from the Great South Bay, but it wasn’t well enforced. The name has been diluted for over a century due to other farmers using it without permission. Maris Stella means ‘Star of the Ocean,’ and comes from the 9 th century hymn “Ave Maris Stella.” It has often been invoked by seafarers who make their livelihoods on the sea.

Sixto started the farm in May 2014 and has been harvesting since 2015. He gained knowledge of the Great South Bay grant program because he worked as a local College scientist at a near-by hatchery. This was sheer luck as he won the lease lottery and gained access to a one-acre plot where he has helped reinvigorate the shellfish history of the Great South Bay. When he isn’t working on the water, he loves hanging out with his five children!

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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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