Today is kind of a special day- we have 6 species of oyster in house. I know to some, big whoop, but to those in the oyster world this is kind of a big deal. We have the five domestically grown species, plus another from New Zealand. Known as the New Zealand Flat, we were one of the first in the U.S. to offer said oyster. We were one of only three in the U.S. to have it, and it should not be confused with the European Flat, which we also have.
To the left, Tio Point- Cloudy Bay ( T. chilensis)- hanging rope grown for two years near Blenheim; rare, flat oyster. To the right, Damariscotta Flat- Booth Bay Harbor ( O. edulis )- wild grown, European species, " Belon"; intense flavor, for the connoisseur. Two of the six species we have right now, did I mention how rare?