Paul McCormick grew up fishing, clamming, and crabbing on the south shore of Long Island. He received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Cornell University and worked for a number of years as a full-time clammer on the Great South Bay. After a twenty year stint as an educational assessment writer, he returned to the water in 2013 and established the Great Gun Shellfish Farm in Moriches Bay.
FARMER: Paul McCormick
FARM LOCATION: Moriches Bay
OYSTER NAMES: Great Gun (regs) and Little Gun (select petites)
FLAVOR PROFILE: Briefly sharp and salty up front, then mellows into a sweet, buttery flavor and texture. Finishes with sweet garlic undertones that linger for quite a while.
WHERE TO FIND THE OYSTERS: Purchase directly from the farmer.