The waters of Barnstable Harbor are cold, clean oceanic waters which make Barnstable oysters a distinctly clean tasting oyster. Barnstable Oysters are available in limited supply and the farm belongs to the “Cape Cod Buy Fresh Buy Local” movement which give preference to restaurants who deal with locally produced products.

Barnstable Oyster
Location Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size 3″ and up
Oyster Cultivation Rack & Bag cultivated, finished by bottom cultivation.
Oyster Flavor Profile Barnstable Oysters have a sweet, nut-like flavor and firm meats with a unique “crunch” to their texture.


See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters.

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I can’t find the flavor profile for hammerheads.

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