Our Hood Canal oysters (Crassostrea gigas) are the product of a tribal (Native American maintained) lease located at the lower reaches of the Canal of the same name. These half-shell oysters are representative of exactly how good an oyster from the Pacific Northwest can be. The shells of the Hood Canal oysters are deeply cupped, heavily fluted, and possess an aesthetic appeal that is sure to impress even the most finicky oyster connoisseur. Meats of the Hood Canal oysters are full, and the flavor profile is driven by the mineral laden shores and banks of the Canal. During their grow-out, the Hood Canal oysters are bagged, and then staked to the gravel banks of the inlet. The tidal wash and the bed terrain work in unison to manicure and harden the Hood Canal’s shell. The resulting oyster reaches market size in just about two-years, and possesses an exceptional shell strength that will prove to be a joy to shuck for novices and seasoned veterans alike. Hood Canal oysters are available more or less all year, with a brief lapse occurring from the peak of summer until the end of the season. Our Hood Canal oysters are packed out in 100 or 120 count units, and are harvested on a per-order basis. That said, as with all of our west coast product, we do require a pre-order on the Hood Canals.
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