Wave Rider Oysters from Winnegance Bay, ME


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Quantity: 50 Count

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Nicholas Mrvichin, Owner-Operator

Size: ~3"

Like a sip of the sea, held in a faintly purple-n-green striped shell. Crisp ocean brine, like a pinch of sea salt with dried wakame.

About Wave Rider Oysters

Harvest location: Winnegance Bay, Phippsburg, ME

How they’re grown: They are grown in mesh bags on suspended lines that sit at the top of the water column. Pontoons are affixed to the bags to keep the line floating at the surface of the water, but with the oysters submerged below the water line at all times. This method allows the developing oysters to “ride the waves” generated by every incoming and outgoing tide, steadily tumbling the oysters which strengthens and polishes the shells as they mature. At 15-24 months, they will be harvested.

Why they’re unique: 
Local lore (according to the harbormaster) has it that the water quality in Nicholas’s growing environment is some of the best in all of Winnegance Bay! The ebb and flow of the tide brings in algae (AKA oyster food) which floods across the gear, providing his crop with an all you can eat buffet.

Nicholas is a true man of the north! His path to becoming an oyster farmer began in a fashion similar to many Maine farmers – by lobster fishing. Nicholas was a lobsterman in the New Meadows River for 7 years before making the switch to oysters in 2021, with the help of his mentor Chris Warner of Ocean Kiss oyster fame. When he’s not tending to his crop as a one-man operation, he’s busy spending time with his three children, fixin’ gear, ice fishing, and enjoying Maine’s craggy coastlines and natural splendor.

⚠ 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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