Sand Dune Oysters from Prince Edward Island, CAN

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Farmer:
Phil Enserink

Size: ~3"

They have signature bright green shells with plump meat that hits you with a classic briny pop, followed by a rich ghee-like finish.

About Sand Dune Oysters

Harvest location: Souris River, East Cape, Prince Edward Island, CAN

How they’re grown:
 Phil harvests wild seed from the area and let’s these babies grow to perfection on the famous red sand dunes around the Souris River. They are all bottom cultivated. The oysters are moved seasonally to protect them from the winter ice. They are harvested a low tide by hand as much as possible. These oysters are some of the most mature that we carry! They take around 4 to 6 years to reach market size.

Why they’re unique: 
The Sand Dune name was first coined by the previous lease owner Tommy MacDonald who is still involved in the company today. Since the 1980s, these oysters have graced raw bars and are well known for their intense flavor and beautiful shuck! As to be expected, there are sand dunes that run all along this corner of PEI, hence the appropriate name!

Story: 
Phil started this oyster farm in 2016 as an irresistible side hustle. He gained access to the Sand Dune lease and also started to grow his own East Capes which are the newer of the two oyster projects. Growing up on PEI, Phil fell in love with ocean and boating and couldn’t let the opportunity to grow oysters pass him by. His main source of business is exporting his own farmed onions and potatoes he grows on PEI. Sand Dunes have been in Canada for over 30 years and came to the U.S. for the first time in 2017. We are pretty grateful to have access to this Canadian treat.

⚠ 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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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!

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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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