Mookie Blues from Damariscotta, ME


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Bill Mook

Size: ~2.5"

We get a strong salinity up front that eases into a noticeable sweet cucumber finish.

About Mookie Blues Oysters

Harvest location: Damariscotta River, ME

How they’re grown: Mook’s oysters begin in their very own hatchery where the seed is grown in upwellers of various sizes. Once large enough, they’re moved to OysterGro cages, which are equipped with floats to hold the cages just below the water’s surface. The floating cages are regularly flipped to encourage shell growth and shape and to control fouling from barnacles and other sea life. In the winter, the cages are sunk to the bottom of the river to keep them safe from icy storms, and they’re hauled back out in the spring. The farm also has acreage that is closer to the mouth of the river and less likely to ice over so they’re able to harvest 52 weeks a year!

Why they’re unique: 
Like ICO, Bill Mook runs one of the few hatcheries in New England, so they’re in control of the entire grow-out process from petri dish to plate. Mook’s hatchery has a research and development program that’s largely aimed at increasing the farm’s resiliency as they face environmental and climate changes.

Mook Sea Farm was founded in 1985 on the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine after farmer Bill Mook did a stint working on another oyster farm. Bill Mook is one of the pioneers of oyster farming on the Damariscotta and created one of the first hatcheries in the Northeast, and still provides seed for many oyster farms today. He’s an innovator, a major climate change advocate, and he grows a pretty damn good oyster.

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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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