Walking the Dock 10/17/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: LIEUTENANT ISLAND  Here is another gem from the famous Wellfleet region of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. These gems are reared in suspended cages on the shores of its namesake island in the sheltered Loagy Bay. Each spring, as the native oysters spawn, their spat(seed) is collected and developed on trays before being transferred…Read More

Walking the Dock 10/9/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: UMAMI The word Umami which has Asian origins, depicts one of the five basic senses of taste (sweet, sour, bitter, salty) and Umami the fifth, stimulating a feeling of smoothness, pleasant, savory and delicious. These 2 ½” to 3” pearls are cultured in the east passage leading into the shellfish rich Narragansett…Read More

Walking the Dock 10/2/2017

OYSTER OF THE MONTH: SWEET WAVES Here is another great oyster from the famous salt marshes in Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The harbor has one of the most significant tidal flows south of the Bay of Fundy with 12 to 15-foot tides. These nutrient rich flows, coupled with such a diverse growing environment, help create…Read More

Walking the Dock 8/28/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: CENTERFOLD These gems are raised in the famous Wellfleet region of Cape Cod Massachusetts. On the lee side of the hook, Blackfish Creek flows into the sanctuary preserve where master grower Capt. Andrew Cummings devotes all his time to grow the perfect oyster …easy on the eye with a stripe running…Read More

Walking the Dock 8/21/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: QUIVET SHORE The oysters are grown on the inside of Cape Cod Bay, east of Dennis Massachusetts, along the sheltered side of Quivet Shores. The trays are attached to sunken poles allowing them to rise and fall with the tides. For two years, the oysters thrive on the nutrient rich currents…Read More

Walking the Dock 8/14/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: RIPTIDE These oysters hail from Westport Massachusetts, at the entrance to Buzzard Bay, just south of Dogfish Ledge. The farm is owned and operated by Kerian Fennelly and his wife Kristin. Kerian lobstered for many years until he started this traditional Irish oyster farm and has perfected the signature process that…Read More

Walking the Dock 8/7/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: GLACIER BAY These oysters originate in the Northumberland Straight between PEI and Brunswick Canada. The Glaciers are grown in off bottom cages, above the red clay bottom and nestled amongst the abundant eel grass. In about 3 years the oysters will reach the choice size or 3 to 3 ½” in…Read More

Walking the Dock 7/31/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: PINK MOON These gems are raised in the cold crisp waters of New London Bay, PEI Canada. They are the most northern variety grown here on the east coast. They are raised by the same farm that rears some of the finest examples of local gastronomy, the Raspberry Points. The Pinks…Read More