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Pemaquid Oysters from Damariscotta River, Maine

Available for a limited time only.

Farmer: Smokey "my mother called me Jeff" McKeen

Location: Damariscotta River, Maine

Size: 2.5 - 3"

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. 

How they taste: Mostly due to age and the immense care the Pemquid 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.

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!

Story: 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. 

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