Snow Island Oysters from Quahog Bay, Harpswell, ME


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Quahog Bay Conservancy

Size: ~3"

High salinity, with lots of grassy earthy undertones

About Snow Island Oysters

Harvest location: Quahog Bay, Harpswell, ME

How they’re grown: Grown in modest numbers, the Snow Islands are grown in upweller systems before being planted in floating mesh bags at about 1⁄2” in size. They will spend their lives there, floating in the clean cold water that surrounds Snow Island until being harvested after 2-3 years.

Why they’re unique: 
100% of the proceeds from the sale of the oysters are returned to the conservatory to fund their programs to keep the bay clean.

The Quahog Bay Conservancy was formed in 2014 as an initiative to protect and restore the thousand acres of marine habitat that is home to all kinds of land, air and water dwelling species. Aquaculture was a natural fit for the QBC’s efforts! Oysters are filter feeders meaning they actually improve water quality throughout their lifespan. One oyster can filter up to fifty gallons of water per day---pretty impressive work!

⚠ 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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