Riptide Oysters from Westport, MA


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Kerian Fennelly and his team, Chelsea and Jordan

Size: ~3"

These are pure brine bombs with a nutty sweetness from all of the delicious brackish water influences in the Westport River.

About Riptide Oysters

Harvest location: Westport, MA

How they’re grown: Kerian and his crew have a mean oyster game! Riptides are one of two types they grow. These oysters are placed in floating bags designed after Australian “Flip Farms.” Believe it or not, Kerian ordered this special gear from Australia and took it to the next level by designing his own version. He took the bags, tethered them together on one central line, and pulls them across a hydraulic operated ramp. Kerian certainly embodies the phrase work smarter not harder...don’t be fooled, it’s still very hard work! The Riptides take just over a year to get to market size and are tumbled aggressively during that process, resulting in deep cups and firm shells.

Why they’re unique: 
Riptides are grown deep in the East Branch of the Westport River, right behind Horseneck Beach. The area surrounding the farm is pristine, conservation land.

Kerian and his wife, Kristin, started the farm in 2009 and were the first in Westport to receive an aquaculture grant. Talk about making history! Kerian has always been obsessed with the ocean. He received a degree in aquaculture and was lobstering before diving into the oyster world. Their first endeavor was the Beach Plum farm, which is an incredible ocean operation located directly at the mouth of Buzzard’s Bay. The Riptide project started several years later – oddly a stone’s throw away from the Beach Plum farm. Kerian and Kristin also opened up a raw bar, called Westport Sea Farms, located where they bring in their oysters. They have 3 daughters and 4 boats – so as you can probably guess – one is named for each daughter and the big ocean boat is named the ‘Kristin Marie.’ Kerian is innovative, full of energy and just an all-around nice dude.

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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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