Salt Bay Oysters from Nova Scotia, CAN


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Colton Deon

Size: ~2.5"

Squeaky clean shells give way to perfectly plump meats that are as sweet as a bay scallop sautéed in butter and white wine. The initial sugary bite develops into what you’re left with at the end of a bowl of steamers - like sipping the last of the heady, buttery broth with an empty shell. Despite the name, we don’t find these oysters markedly salty. Colton says that people describe his oysters as tasting “better than sex”, which either says something about his oysters or people’s…taste buds.

About Salt Bay Oysters

Harvest location: Eel Lake, Nova Scotia, CAN

How they’re grown: The Bay of Fundy nearby to where the farm is located is known to have the most drastic tidal swings in the world! Each incoming high tide sends a white water rapid into the bay, saturating the farm with nutrients and oxygen; a pristine, twice-daily feast for any young oyster. Salt Bays spend the majority of their 2-3 year grow-out cycle at the surface of the water in floating OysterGro cages. A few weeks before the harvest, the oysters are suspended in colder, deeper water to condition them before selling.

Why they’re unique: 
Colton’s oyster barge is 100% solar powered and fully off-grid! Also, did we mention that the tides surrounding the farm are legendary? With a tidal range up to 38 feet, the Bay of Fundy has the highest observed tides in the world! Thank us after your next trivia night.

Welcome to Nova Scotia - one of the most beautiful places on earth with record breaking high tides and the maritime history to match. Farmer Colton Deon is the real deal. He’s a second generation oyster farmer who began farming in 1996 after a short stint as a lobster fisherman. Colton considers oyster farming the only real job he’s ever had! Beyond tending his crop, you can find him camping and playing bingo with his family. My heart is warmed, how ‘bout yours?

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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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