Westcott Bay Petite 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 Petites 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 Bay Petite Oysters have a rich, sweet and mildly salty flavor.
This oyster farm went inactive for at least 4 years until Andrea & Erik Anderson purchased it in September 2013 and began growing Pacific Oysters, clams, and mussels. Since then they have made many repairs to the property but to my knowledge they currently only sell product locally at the farm and at local farmer’s markets.
|Westcott Bay Petite Oyster|
|Location||San Juan Island, North Puget Sound, WA|
|Species||Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|Oyster Availability||September – July|
|Size||up to 3″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Tray to Beach|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Westcott Bay Petite Oysters have a mild brininess and a rich, sweet flavor.|