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Nonesuch Emerald Oysters from Scarborough, ME

These oysters are available for delivery this THURSDAY MAY 7TH, FRIDAY MAY 8TH or SATURDAY MAY 9TH ONLY. Please select your delivery date at check out accordingly.

Farmer: Abigail Carroll

Location: Scarborough, ME

How They’re Grown: Seed is kept at the surface for the first season, before being bottom planted until the oysters reach market size. The entire lease is sub-tidal, so when it’s time to pull the crop out of the water, harvest is done by either swimming or dragging. Oysters are then placed in crates at the surface to spend a week purging any sand or silt from their shells. That extra step ensures that the shells are squeaky clean, inside and out!

How They Taste: Like silk (if we ate silk...you get the picture). The texture is buttery and decadent with a kick of brine on the back end.

Why They’re Unique: Location is everything with this oyster! The farm is in an estuary surrounded by a salt mash that is a protected nature preserve. All of that talk amounts to a perfect environment for growing beautiful bi-valves. Thanks Mother Nature!

Size: 2-2.5”

Story: Abigail describes her entrance to the oyster trade as accidental. She had returned home to Maine after a decade trading stock and living in Paris. she was asked to write a business plan for the oyster farm and agreed, with the caveat that she would NOT be getting in the water. Famous last words, as they say--and now she is part of a full-time crew of 4.


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