At J.P.’s Shellfish, we are constantly seeking out quality fisheries to partner with in an effort to meet, but rather exceed your expectations and needs. One of our more recent liaisons involves aligning ourselves with a few select fisheries involved in the sourcing of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Our Sun Hollow oysters are grown-out and harvested from lower Hood Canal, in Washington State, and stand as a shining example of just how good an oyster from this region can be. The Hood Canal is fed by the Puget Sound, which in turn draws from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Pacific. This is an enormous inlet, and the nutrient rich waters which flood the canal twice daily serve as the cradle of life for virtually every organism in this super-rich and diverse ecosystem. Our Sun Hollow oysters are grown-out and harvested from a lease maintained by Native Americans. These stewards of the lease employ the same time proven methods of sustainable grow-out and harvest that their ancestors have relied upon for eons. The Sun Hollow’s are grown-out at the extreme tidal reaches of the lower Hood Canal, and as such, are always submerged in the phytoplankton rich waters. This constant flow of nourishment makes for a relatively short grow-out period, and exceptionally full meats. Size wise, the Sun Hollows are harvested when they have attained their ideal half-shell size of three and a quarter to four inches in length. As with our other Hood Canal varieties, the exposure to the Sun’s rays helps to thicken the shell of the Sun Hollow, thereby making the oyster resistant to cracking and or splintering during the shucking process. As with all of our Pacific oysters, a pre-oreder is required on the Sun Hollow oysters. Our Sun Hollows are available in either a 100 or a 120 count pack.
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