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The Mass Oyster Dilemma is back!
This package includes oysters from two of the most famed oyster towns in Massachusetts. We've had plenty of customers who just can't decide. And, we get it. We have the utmost respect for both towns, oysters and growers, and we're excited to be able to let you try both at your next gathering.
This package includes 50 Island Creek Oysters and 50 Wellfleets.
Island Creek Oysters:
Farmer: Skip Bennett (Founder of Island Creek Oysters) and a group of Duxbury growers
Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts
Size: 2.5", round cup, consistent cull
Farming Technique: Island Creeks are nurtured in our hatchery for 3 months, grown in floating upwellers for 3 months, then rack and bag system for 3 months. For the last 12 months of the grow-out process, they are bottom planted "free range" on the mud flats of Duxbury Bay.
Unique Factor: Duxbury Bay has drastic 12 foot tides, which brings lots of new water loaded with food (algae) into the Bay, giving the oysters their unique, complex flavor.
Salinity: We'd give these a 5.5 out of 10 with lots of brine - more "brine" than straight salt
Flavor Notes: Quintessential East Coast oyster, salt at the front, sweet on the finish. Perfectly balanced. These will slap you across the face with complexity!
Farmer: Barbara and Clint Austin, Mike Devasto and a handful of other growers
Location: Wellfleet, MA
Size: A perfectly petite oyster from Wellfleet Ma
Farming Technique: Grown at the mouth of a creek running from a salt pond, these oysters are placed in bags on racks on the bottom for grow-out. Combined with big, fast moving tides this provides a crisp and clean shot of ocean in every swig.
Unique Factor: Wellfleet is a famous oyster town; however, there are nearly a hundred small growers in Wellfleet and their oysters span the full gamut in terms of quality and taste. Wellfleets are the best at providing an esteemed, notorious and classic New England oyster experience. They are a standby on any oyster platter--like the ex that you just keep coming back to time and again. They never get old.
Salinity: Wellfleets are well known for their high salinity and their clean, simple finish.
Flavor Notes: High salt, briny splash of crisp mineral water.