Paines Creek Oysters from Brewster, MA


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Joey and Paul Werzanski

Size: ~2.5"

Talk about a flavor journey! High salt, tons of liquor, super sweet finish thanks to a chewy adductor, then tart and vegetal with an iron finish.

About Paines Creek Oysters

Harvest location: Brewster, MA

How they’re grown: Huge 14-foot tides flood the Brewster flats daily, making it the ideal place to grow oysters. Soft sand and a strong current dictate that the oysters must be kept off the bottom, Joey uses trays to house his crop for their entire 2-3 year grow out. During the winter months, the crop is removed from the water and stored, except for a select few---those are for family and friends to snack on in the off-season.

Why they’re unique: 
This farm is serious about freshness. The harvest is always done at a mid-tide, making sure the oysters remain in the water until the very last second! Once out of the water, barnacles are removed by scrubbing the oysters by hand.

Besides his job out on the water, Joey also owns a pizza parlor named, wait for it---Joey’s Pizza. He thinks that they might be the only pizza place in the country that also owns an oyster farm. Sounds like a match made in heaven if we’ve ever heard of one! His father Paul helps farm the oysters while Joey is back at the shop throwing pies.

⚠ 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

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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