Appearance: A khaki-white droplet with a hearty shell and a deep cup.
Flavor Profile: A briny, meaty morsel with a hint of fruit, and a clean finish!
Sizes Available: Each oyster is hand selected and range in size from a delicate but meaty 2.5", to a mature, 3" oyster.
Species: The Atlantic Oyster or Crassostrea virginica.
Fox Point Oysters takes pride in raising healthy oysters that are perfect for serving on the half shell or shucking for inclusion in your favorite recipe. At harvest, I hand-select oysters with sturdy shells and deep cups, then hand scrub them before delivery.
Much like a fine wine, the merroir (seafood equivalent of terroir), or characteristics of a place, directly affect the flavor of the oysters. The oysters are not fed, making them a truly organic food. They eat what nature provides. Great Bay’s mix of tidal water from the Atlantic ocean and freshwater from the Bellamy, Oyster, Lamprey, Squamscott and Winnicut rivers creates ideal conditions for growing oysters that are slightly sweet with a dash of the sea.
In addition to being delicious, oysters are high in protein and rich in iron, vitamin B12 and other minerals.
Inside Fox Point Oyster's teardrop shell lies a treat worth serving up at your next meal.
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*a Note about harvesting and bay closures:
At times, the bay will be closed for harvesting. If this falls on or around your ordering or pick up day, I may not be able to harvest. I will contact you and refund your money, carry it over until the next sale, or arrange a new pick up time for when the bay reopens.
Further explanation of closures:
The water conditions in Little Bay are monitored by several state agencies including the NH Dept. of Environmental Services. This is a good thing as it keeps us all safe. DES monitors conditions related to rain run-off, human interactions, traffic, construction and water treatment facilities (among others) as it relates to the health of the bay. When there is excessive rain during a rain event (1.5" or more) the bay is automatically closed until testing can be done. This takes 2-3 days and we are generally opened back up unless weekends and holidays interrupt the process. I will do my best to keep you informed if this happens. Although frustrating at times, it is nice to know you are getting the freshest, healthiest oysters from clean, healthy water!