Peconic Pearls are premium oysters grown by members of the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative in Southold Bay, NY. They are also the oyster that gives back. Five cents from every oyster sold goes back to research and education projects that benefit the health of the Peconic Estuary.
FARMER: Melanie Douglass grew up working on the water with her family’s business Douglass Marine. She continued her education at SUNY Maritime College earning an undergraduate degree in meteorology and oceanography with a minor in environmental science. After a five year stint as a fish farmer, she has found her home with the Peconic Pearls and an awesome crew consisting of Karen Rivara, Martin Byrnes, and Katie Marino.
FARM LOCATION: Southold Bay, NY
OYSTER/SHELLFISH VARIETIES: Peconic Pearls, In-Shell Scallops
FLAVOR PROFILE: Peconic Pearls are a deep cup oyster with a signature sweetness and delicate brine typical to the Peconic Estuary. The mineral finish is always a pleasant surprise.
WHERE TO FIND THE PRODUCT: Southold Fish Market; Paumanok Vineyard; Little Creek Oyster; Various Local Events