Pemaquid Oysters from Damariscotta, ME


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Smokey "my mother called me Jeff" McKeen

Size: ~2.5" - 3"

Mostly due to age and the immense care the Pemaquid guys give to the process of farming these--bottom planting and cold water finishing--the most remarkable quality of these oysters is their texture. They are plump, firm, and crisp.

About Pemaquid Oysters

Harvest location: Damariscotta River, Maine

How they’re grown: These oysters are harvested after two years on the bottom and moved into floating baskets near the cold, salty mouth of the Damariscotta to condition before shipping.

Why they’re unique: 
Other than Duxbury Bay, the Damariscotta is one of the few growing areas on the East Coast where bottom-planting is the norm. That does two things: it makes the farmer's life significantly more difficult and imparts tons of awesome sea-vegetable and earthy flavor!

These are the famous Pemaquid oysters. Their reputation precedes them and their name is bigger than their production, which means they are pretty scarce. It is not common practice for Mainers to sell their good product out of state. Lucky for you, we pulled some strings.

⚠ 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.⁠

Click here for more information on ClimaCell.