WiAnno Oysters are sustainably harvested by hand in the clear, cold waters of Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound. Protected by an undeveloped barrier beach and an 8,000 acre marsh, the pristine nature of Cape Cod provides the perfect growing conditions for producing WiAnno Oysters. These waters produce oysters with a high salinity and clean flavor.
WiAnno Oysters are rack & bag farmed oysters. Rack & bag cultured oysters are grown in mesh cages or bags which are generally staked about one to two feet off the bottom. Oysters raised by the rack & bag method are protected from predators and do not become cramped for space as they grow. They also do not have to filter as much sand & mud in order to get nutrients, thus they grow faster. They develop a deeper cup than beach cultured oysters. However, if the oyster is raised entirely this way then they are pampered and their shells tend to be brittle which makes them difficult to shuck without breaking.
WiAnno Oyster History
WiAnno (pronounced we-a’-no) is a quiet village on the south shore of Cape Cod named after the Native American chief of a local Wampanoag tribe.
|Location||Southern Cape Cod, Massachusetts|
|Species||Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)|
|Oyster Availability||Year Around|
|Size||up to 4″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Rack & Bag cultivation|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||WiAnno Oysters have firm, plump meats set in deep cups with a sweet flavor and high brininess.|