|Season:||Year Round (Weather Permitting)|
Quonset Point oysters are deep-cupped 3”-3 ½” Atlantic oysters from Rhode Island. Their firm meat has a salty start that isn’t too intense and a mild, sweet & creamy finish. They’re quite popular amongst those who prefer their Atlantic oysters less briny.
Quonset Point oysters are a Virginica oyster variety grown in long-line suspended oyster cages that swing with the currents in the deep water of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. They grow plump & delicious as they filter the billions of microscopic plankton swept over them by the strong tides.
These oysters are stored in a high tech refrigerated flowing seawater system post-harvest that keeps them fresher, tastier, and alive longer. While in this wet holding area, they naturally clean themselves of sand, bacteria and grit by filtering the clean seawater.
|Storage:||If you will be eating your oysters soon after arrival, you can simply store them in a bowl in your refrigerator covered with a damp towel.
For ideal longer term storage, you may want to keep them on ice with the “cup” side of the shell down. See how to store shellfish for a tutorial.
|Shelf Life:||7-10 days from date shipped.|