Saltwind Oysters from Scarborough, Maine
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Available for a limited time only.
Location: Pine Point, Scarborough, ME
Farmer: Matt Hassler
Size: 2.5 - 3"
How they’re grown: Saltwinds take 2.5 years to reach harvest size and are grown in floating OysterGro cages. The farm is located in the Scarborough River at the mouth of the Scarborough Marsh which clocks in at 3,000 acres, making it the largest salt marsh in the state!
What makes them unique: After 6 years as a commercial clam harvester, Matt started his oyster farm as a way to continue a career on the water while alleviating reliance on wild stocks/in a more responsible way that did not rely on wild harvesting. We love a sustainable king!
How they taste: Plump opaque meats fill each shell. Low to medium salt with a savory verdant green bite. Saltwinds are a true expression of the location where they’re raised, at the confluence of the Scarborough River and Marsh. The farm is awash with high water flow and tons of nutrients that ride in on every incoming tide, flooding their lease with lots of oyster food and a blend of both salty and fresh water.
Story: Matt Hassler is a Mainer through and through, and grew up a mile and a half from where his farm is located today. Matt spent the better part of his younger years on a fishing boat exploring the rivers of Pine Point. Although time passed and both his boat and scope of exploration has expanded, he still begins and ends his day at home in Pine Point. He founded Saltwind in 2019 and has immense gratitude for being able to grow oysters in a place that has been so special to him since the very beginning.