Walking the Dock 10/24/2017

OYSTER OF THE WEEK: BUZZARDS BAY This week’s selection comes to us from just outside of West Falmouth, Massachusetts. The farm is located on the inside of Little Island, out by Pulpit Rock, where the current gives a rich nutrient flush twice daily. The shells are an emerald green and white alabaster mix with a…Read More

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