Pleasant Cove Oysters from Damariscotta, ME


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Clay Gilbert and Greg Johnson

Size: ~2.5"

These are just as delicious as they look! Regular contact with ocean water gives a nice, salty brine upfront that finishes smooth and sweet.

About Pleasant Cove Oysters

Harvest location: Damariscotta River, Maine

How they’re grown: These oysters are top cultured in cages on 2 acres at the mouth of the Damariscotta. The farm is tucked up into a cove, but when the tide moves in and out, the oysters are flushed with plenty of food and nutrients due to its proximity to the ocean at the river mouth.

Why they’re unique: 
Pleasant Coves are perfectly cupped, beautifully round and consistent, and super clean...all at the hands of Mother Nature. The river mouth gets tons of wave action, and while many other oysters require hand tumbling or shaking to create a desirable shape, these oysters look [and taste!] the way they do simply as a byproduct of their environment. Mother Nature, take the wheel!

Pleasant Cove was born in 2019 to Clay, a lobsterman, and Greg, a small business owner. To Clay, growing oysters was a natural progression within his world; he was familiar with the water, already had most of the equipment, and saw it as just another piece of the puzzle. This is Greg's second business venture, and the pair love working outside and spending time in nature.

⚠ 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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