Hammersley Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Hammersley Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from the South Puget Sound oyster appellation in Washington State. They are raised by the bag to beach method which combines two oyster farming methods. Rack & bag oysters are taken from their pampered environment and put into the beach cultured environment during their last 6 months before harvesting. This allows them to “toughen up” a bit, giving them stronger, less brittle shells and firmer meats.

They are cultivated in Hammersley Inlet, WA and deep-cupped, meaty, full-flavored with a mild brininess and a cucumber-mineral finish.

 

Hammersley Oyster
Location Hammersley Inlet, South Puget Sound, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability October – June
Size up to 4″
Oyster Cultivation Bag to beach
Oyster Flavor Profile Hammersley Oysters are deep-cupped, meaty, full-flavored with a mild brininess and a cucumber-mineral finish.
Map See Hammersley Oyster Map

 
See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.

 

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