Is It Wild or Farmed? The majority of Oysters consumed are farmed and we sell a farmed product at The Lobster Place.
Where is it farmed? Oysters are farmed throughout the world. Bluepoints are farmed in Connecticut, Malpeques are farmed in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Beau Soleils are famred in New Brunswick, Canada.
How is it farmed? Osyters are farmed suspended in floating bags or are farmed on the sea floor. They are typciall harvested by hand.
Is it sustainable? Like other bivalves, farming methods for Oysters are environmentally sound. Oysters do not rely on fishmeal or fish oil as part of their diet, rarely have diseases making chemicals or antibiotics unnecessary, and help to improve the surrounding water quality by cleaning tiny particles and debris.
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What is the flavor/texture profile?
Widow's Holes (NY): Crisp, clean brine and firm, plump meat.
Martha's Vineyards (MA): Crisp, clean saltiness & a sweet finish.
Beau Soleils (NB): Soft, tender meat and full briny flavor.
Wellfleets (MA): Light body, clean finish & crisp saltiness
Washburn Islands (MA): Briny flavor & clean, crisp finish
Wiley Points (ME): Clean, crisp brine and perfectly plump meat
Mystics (CT): Medium salinity with a lingering sweetness and long finish
Indian Creeks (PEI): Full and firm - great balance of sweet & salty
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