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. Kumamotos are farmed in California, and Fanny Bays and Eagle Rocks are farmed in British Columbia, 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?
Kumamotos (CA): Small & creamy - a noticeable cucumber flavor.
Kusshis (WA): Similar to Kumos - ultraclean, delicate flavor.
Eagle Rocks (WA): Plump & meaty w/ a clean ocean salt flavor.
Hamma Hammas (WA): Firm & salty w/ a light, cucumber finish.
Barron Points (WA): Sweet & fruity w/ a soft, plump texture.
Fanny Bays (BC): Medium salinity, firm texture and fruity finish
Sister Points (WA): Medium-salty flavor w/ a cucumber-like finish
Calm Coves (WA): Sweet flavor & a noticeable melon-like aftertaste
How do I Cook it?Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boy