Walrus & Carpenter Oysters from Jamestown, RI


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Brad Boehringer

Size: ~3"

Beautiful, plum meat with a moderate swell of salt gives way to meadow grass, celery, and green veg. An earthy finish of nutritional yeast in a swirl of melted butter. In fact, Brad prefers his oysters grilled and topped with garlic butter, feeling that one can only eat so many raw oysters in a lifetime. Hehe!

About Walrus & Carpenter Oysters

Harvest location: Dutch Island Harbor, Jamestown, RI

How they’re grown: The farm is located in Dutch Island Harbor, off of Jamestown in Narragansett Bay which is the largest estuary in all of New England. Estuaries are not only beautiful, but essential habitats and breeding grounds for thousands of wildlife species. This environment lends both a constant flow of nutrient-packed water that flushes the farm with phytoplankton [AKA oyster food) all day long, and open-water waves which tumble their floating gear, creating strong shells with A+ shuckability. Walrus and Carpenters begin their lives in upwellers before being moved to floating cages from which they are harvested at 14-20 months.

Why they’re unique: 
These beauties were grown in the same town that Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom was filmed! Rumor has it that you can taste the summer adventure in every bite.

Walrus and Carpenter Oysters was started in 2009 by farmer Jules Opton, and grew from a small passion project to one of the most recognized brands in Rhode Island. In 2013, Brad Boehringer joined the Walrus and Carpenter team after years working for Fair Trade certification in Latin America. After a few years of gaining experience on the farm and running his own oyster company for a bit, Brad eventually bought Walrus and Carpenter from Jules, who was ready to embark on new adventures. Their ragtag crew takes great pride in their work in sun, rain, sleet or snow. They like to say, "It don't matter if it's snowin' or blowin', we're still goin'!" and it shows!

⚠ 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!

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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