LITTLE CREEK OYSTER FARM & MARKET

Oysters at the Market: Montauk Pearls

Montauk- the land of East End surfing, legendary surf fishing and beach culture.  These oysters carry the promise of a late summer beach bonfire with cold beer, good friends, and just less than the appropriate amount of clothing. 

Montauk Pearls are grown on the surface of Napeague Bay in Montauk, NY.  This type of floating culture helps keep the oysters in food rich topwaters, with an added bonus of clean, naturally "tumbled" shells that help contribute to their uniform shape and deep cups.

Towards the end of the grow out cycle is when life gets interesting for these shellfish.  They are taken out into Block Island Sound where the rougher water builds up shell strength and the higher salinity gives these oysters an incredible salty finish.

 

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Ian Wile

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