We are Peconic Gold Oysters. A boutique oyster farm located in Great Peconic Bay, Long Island, NY. Our goal is to continue the legendary tradition of Oystering on Long Island and produce the best half shell oyster on the East Coast. We work for the environment and the environment works for us. Sustainable practices help give back to the waters that provide us with our livelihood.
Our farm is on a 10-acre plot on a shallow water bank in Great Peconic Bay. There is an abundance of algae blooms in these shallow waters while cool upwelling currents deliver nutrients from the deep. The nearby Peconic River provides a unique input of minerals. It is believed that the iron supplied by the river and the algae that bloom in the shallow waters combine to produce the gold color apparent on our oysters' shells throughout the growing season. We've noticed that an edible red algae, Gracillaria (seaweed salad) also thrives here. It is this combination of environmental factors acting in perfect harmony that combine perfectly to make for a cool, crisp, sweet flavor, and creamy texture, with a slightly metallic and smoky finish.
FARMER: Matt Ketcham
FARM LOCATION: Great Peconic Bay
OYSTER NAME: Peconic Gold Oysters
FLAVOR PROFILE: Cool, crisp, and sweet in flavor. Creamy texture, with a slightly metallic and smoky finish.
WHERE TO FIND THE PRODUCT: Frisky Oyster, Little Creek Oyster Market, Noah's, First and South, Salt, Sag Harbor Barrons Cove, Bell and Anchor, Lombardis on the Bay, Catch Oyster Bar, Porters on the Lane, and Brauns Seafood Company. You can also purchase directly from the farmer!