Snow Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Snow Creek Flat Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the north Puget Sound oyster appellations by Discovery Bay, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. They are farmed by the tray suspension method in the cold, clean, nutrient rich waters of Discovery Bay at a depth of 60 feet deep. Oysters which are cultivated by the suspension method are the primadonnas of oyster. They are suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, protected from predators, mud, sand and silt.

Snow Creek Flat oysters have beautiful shells with deep cups, but they are an oyster shucker’s nightmare because their shells are brittle since they never had to fight for survival. The oyster flavor profile of suspended oysters tends to be clean, sweet & light, with meats which are plump & tender.

Snow Creek Flat Oyster
Location Discovery Bay, North Puget Sound, WA
Species European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Suspension
Oyster Flavor Profile Snow Creek Flats are very meaty and have a powerful flavor.
Map See Snow Creek Flat 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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