Westcott Bay Flat Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Westcott Bay Sea Farms is located in Washington’s Puget Sound on the shoreline of San Juan Island near the Canadian border. The productive bay is enriched by the clean, cold waters of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Westcott Bay Flats (aka “Belon”) are spawned in the Westcott Bay hatchery and cultivated in lantern nets suspended in deep water for optimal growth and safety from predators. The harvested shellfish are cleaned to table-ready condition, chilled and hand-packed. The Westcott European Flat has a complex flavor with a distinct sweetness.

Westcott Bay Flats are no longer being cultivated

Westcott Bay Flat Oyster
LocationSan Juan Island, North Puget Sound, WA
SpeciesEuropean Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3″
Oyster CultivationSuspension
Oyster Flavor ProfileWestcott Bay Flats have pale meats with orange tinged mantles, a complex flavor with a hint of copper and a distinctive sweetness.
MapSee Westcott Bay 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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