Katama Oysters

Harvest Locations
Katama Bay - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
A salt bomb with a sweet-as-candy finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.3% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Five to seven foot tides - storms of 2006 broke the barrier beach through to open ocean. 
  • Bottom Makeup: Sandy with some eel grass vegetation. 

Growout Method
Hatchery seed is purchased from Maine and started in a tidal upweller, then moved to a rack-and-bag system off-bottom. Time to market: 2-3 years.