Farm: Menemsha Creek Oyster Farm
Farmers: Matthew & Todd Mayhew
Location: Menemsha Pond, Chilmark, MA
Size: 3-4 Inches (Medium)
Method: Aquaculture. Cage Grown at a deep water depth of 18-22ft. Raised from seed & harvested at 2 years old.
Flavor: Crisp & Clean
Clean sea salt blast, with a crisp, sweet finish. Their spectacular flavor is attributed to their unique mineral and nutrient rich environment, which is fed by both ancient freshwater springs and high Atlantic Ocean tidal flow.
Enjoy a Menemsha Creek Oyster with a spritz of lemon, or a mignonette to accentuate its flavor.
Pairs well with bubbles, whiskies, and sake.
It's in the Blood: Cousins, Matthew & Todd
As members of a commercial fishing family, Matthew & Todd grew up on the very waters they now raise their oysters in. Together, with the occasional assistance of sons, siblings, and cousins, they continue a family tradition, while charting their own course.
The Mayhew's pride themselves on being stewards of the Vineyard's rich fishing heritage, and preserving the beauty of our natural waters.
Farm: Blue Moon Oyster Farm
Farmer: Scott Castro
Location: Katama Bay, Edgartown, MA
Size: 4-4.5 Inches (Large)
Method: Aquaculture. Cage Grown off the bottom. Raised from seed & harvested at 18-24 months.
Flavor: Salty & Sweet
A briny blast hits you like an ocean wave, followed by smooth creaminess, and a sweet finish. With firm meat and an abundance of briny liquor, this oyster is a Vineyard favorite with an icy cold IPA or a Muscadet.
Rough on the outside & sweet on the inside, Blue Moon Oysters embody the true spirit of Vineyard fishermen.
An Original: Scott Castro
In the mid 1990's, Scott was one of sixteen commercial fishermen who had the opportunity to be trained in something new - aquaculturally raising oysters in Katama Bay. Today he is one of the just three original oyster farmers still working the waters of the bay.
"Aquaculture is a lot of hard work. Like life, there's a cycle to it with good and bad, but the good times always win out."
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