Oysters

Oysters

Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) are the most common species of oysters grown here on the west coast of Canada. Their shells are fluted, with the lower shell cupped and the upper shell is flattened and smaller than the lower. Most of our oysters are grown in the clear cold water of the Pacific Northwest. We also supply East Coast Atlantic oysters, whose flavors contrast nicely with the local oysters. An oyster’s flavor depends on its location and the conditions of its habitat. Water salinity, temperature and nutrient content all play important roles in creating an oyster’s taste. Depending on where it’s harvested from, an oyster can be briny, sweet, buttery or creamy. Pacific oysters tend to have a sweeter, creamier taste, as opposed to the briny taste characteristic of Atlantic oysters

We carry many different kinds of oysters including Kusshi, Light House, Royal Miyagi, Okeover Inlet, Village Bay, Malpeques, Small/Medium/Large Beach Oysters.