Peconic Bay Oyster Flavor Profile

Peconic Bay’s are a New York State oyster from one of the Long Island oyster appellations. Owner Jeff Kraus is a fisherman by trade, but in the mid 1990’s he began farming these boutique oysters “on the side”, and after a series of court battles with the local municipality, he secured the rights to farm and sell his oysters. He sells exclusively to a local restaurant and to Blue Island Oyster Company who describes them as “a plump and ebullient gulp of summer”!

Other oysters from this area include the Robin’s Island (East End), Shelter Island, Widow’s Hole and Pipes Cove.


Peconic Bay Oyster
Location Great Peconic Bay, Long Island, NY
Species Virginica or Atlantic Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability occational closures due to ice
Size 3″ – 5″
Oyster Cultivation Rack and Bag
Oyster Flavor Profile Peconic Bay oysters have plump meats with a full flavor and a buttery finish.

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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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