Coming to America ~ Canada’s most northern oyster!
The very first oyster from Newfoundland ~ Canada’s coldest oyster growing region.
Oysters reap the benefits from the Labrador Sea and Arctic currents!
Follow the scent to Merasheen’s merroir! Seaweed, salt and the crisp, clean sea. Merasheen Bay oysters are a boutique cocktail oyster, cup full of meat, a burst of lingering salinity on the front with a mélange of seawood notes and slight minerality. Expect a long-lasting fresh ocean finish. They are noted for their strong shell, easy to find hinge and always clean ~ inside and out.
Species: Crassostrea Virginica
Nestled into a cold pristine bay on Merasheen Island, the Merasheen Bay oyster was born. It’s because of the frigid waters, Merasheen oysters take a bit more time to grow than a typical oyster lifecycle but the rewards are well worth the wait.
Water Temperature: 2°-20°
Tides: 6-8 feet high; currents come from Labrador Sea and the Arctic
Growth Time: 4-5 years
Grower: Owner/Operator, Juan Roberts, Iceberg Select Company
- Growing inside the rolling rocky banks of Merasheen Island
- Seawalls of kelp and seaweed covered rocks
- History of fishing for cod and crab
Shape and Size:
- Premium Choice oyster, 2.5-3 inches
- Teardrop shape
Packaging: Boxes are made from spruce trees in Atlantic Canada