• Beach Angel, Cortes Island, Out Landish Shellfish
    Beach Angel

    ORIGIN: Cortes Island, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Briny flavour, robust finish, cucumber taste.

    NOTES: Living their life on the beach. This romantic but rugged lifestyle, gives these oysters a robust shell and briny flavour.

    There are remarkable differences between a beach oyster and a tray oyster.  It takes three to four years for a beach oyster to reach ...

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  • Black Pearl Oyster
    Black Pearl

    ORIGIN: Quadra Island, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Firm flesh, light brine, lettuce like finish.

    NOTES: Grown using a pirated growing technique. These delectable little oysters are sure to arouse your taste buds.

    From Out Landlish Shellfish Guild.

    Also from Out Landish Shellfish: Beach Angel, Marina’s Top Drawer

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  • Buckley Bay Oyster, Baynes Sound, Vancouver Island, Beach Oyster
    Buckley Bay

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Specialty beach oyster, melon taste, salt spray finish. Shell is a grey/purple some barnacles.

    NOTES: Wonderful beach grown oysters harvested on the shores across from Denman Island, a standard at many oyster bars.

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  • Chefs Creek Oyster, from Stellar Bay Shellfish, Bowser BC
    Chefs Creek

    ORIGIN: Chefs Creek of Baynes Sound, Vancouver Island BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Briny with a crisp finish.

    NOTES: Chefs Creek flows into Deep Bay in the Baynes Sound region of Vancouver Island, BC. Raised by Stellar Bay Shellfish in floating-trays, and finished on the beach, Chefs Creek have a classic look. Harvested at the ideal ...

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  • Fanny Bay Oyster, BC Canada
    Fanny Bay

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra small to medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Sweet and salty, slight metallic taste,  and a pronounced cucumber finish.

    NOTES: Fanny Bays were one of the first BC oysters to become widely available, and they’re still considered the archetypal BC oyster—smooth, but with a pronounced cucumber finish. Oyster town of Fanny Bay sits on Baynes ...

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  • Glacier oyster, Hollie Wood Oyster, Denman Island, Deep water, tumbled
    Glacier

    ORIGIN: Denman Island, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Mildly sweet, delicate fresh melon finish.

    NOTES: Glacier oysters are named for the Comox Glacier that feeds their ocean region. They are grown in deep water and tumbled for their shape. During the summer they are  harvested straight out of the water and onto ice to preserve freshness and quality.  ...

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  • Hollie Wood Oyster, Denman Island, Beach Hardened
    Hollie Wood Oyster

    ORIGIN: Denman Island, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Fresh taste, moderately briny flavour that ends with a hint of cucumber.

    NOTES: The Hollie Wood Oyster is a larger version of the Satori.  We start growing these oysters in deep water and tumble them in a machine to shape them and give them a deep cup.  They are then ...

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  • Joes Gold, Read Island, Sawmill Bay Shellfish Farm
    Joe’s Gold

    ORIGIN: Read Island, British Columbia

    SIZE: Extra Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: A mild, fresh flavour with a sweet finish.

    NOTES: These small, well cupped oysters come from Sawmill Bay Shellfish Farm in pristine, glacier-fed waters off Read Island. These oysters are suspended from rafts in trays, so they can feed in the nutrient-rich deep waters.

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  • Komo Gway Oyster from Pentlatch Seafood
    Komo Gway

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra small to medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Refreshing briny taste, subtle note of cucumber, and a slightly sweet finish.

    NOTES: These proprietary beach grown oysters have are rough-shelled with a firm ivory meat and a fresh briny finish.

    Traditionally harvested by the K’omoks First Nation, using sustainable harvesting practices while honoring their ancestors who ...

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  • Kusshi Oyster, Stellar Bay Shellfish, Deep Bay, Vancouver Island
    Kusshi

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Clean, delicate, meaty.

    NOTES: The Kusshi, which means ‘ultimate’ in Japanese, is a deep water cultured Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Considered to be one of the finest oysters on the market today, the Kusshi is an exquisite delicacy that commands a premium price, is in limited supply, and is the consummate ...

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  • Little Wing Oyster
    Little Wing

    ORIGIN: Okeover Inlet, BC

    SIZE: Extra small to medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Sweet, well balanced, with a pleasant, fresh aftertaste.

    NOTES: Sweet, well balanced oyster in a distinctive deep cup shell with a pleasant, fresh aftertaste. They’re clean and cold and slightly brackish in flavour—much of which, incidentally, is owed to the pristine environment ...

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  • Macs Beach Oyster, Baynes Sound, Vancouver Island
    Mac’s Beach

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Large

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Smooth flavor, slight salt, reliable full meats. Shell is green/grey with some barnacles. Good meat to shell ratio.

    NOTES: Wonderful beach grown oysters harvested on the shores across from Denman Island, a standard at many oyster bars.

    From Macs Oysters.

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  • Marina Top Drawer, Out Landish Shellfish, Cortes Island
    Marina’s Top Drawer

    ORIGIN: Cortes Island, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Plump, salty, sweet flavour, green melon finish.

    NOTES: Grown in the pristine waters of the Discovery Islands. Named after Captain Cortez’s mistress. Grown in the water flowing around Cortes Island, these pampered, frilly oysters, have a sweet flavour.

    From Out Landish Shellfish Guild.

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  • Metcalf Bay Oyster, Denman Island, Tray suspension, deep water
    Metcalf Bay

    ORIGIN: Denman Island, Vancouver Island BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Meat is plump and creamy, flavour is sweet with a smoky finish. Shells are a deep cup, clean with frill, purple/grey and ivory.

    NOTES: Tray grown suspended from rafts in a nutrient rich up-swelling off Denman Island, Baynes Sound, B.C. Tray suspension protects the oysters ...

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  • Okeover Organic Oyster, Okeover Inlet BC
    Okeover Organic

    ORIGIN: Okeover Inlet, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Large

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Fresh taste of the Pacific Ocean, with a delicate cucumber aftertaste to finish.

    NOTES: Named after Okeover Inlet on B.C.’s Sunshine coast, at the southern end of Desolation Sound, 100 miles north of Vancouver. Okeover oysters have a very scalloped shell with blue-purple highlights. They are tray-grown ...

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  • Pacific Kiss, Neslon Island
    Pacific Kiss

    ORIGIN: Nelson Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra small to medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: The finish is light and slightly citrus with hints of celery.

    NOTES: Shakespeare Creek oysters are raised  on the west side of Nelson Island at the entrance to Jervis Inlet. Nelson Island is rich in minerals and with inputs from the extreme depths of Jervis Inlet the ...

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  • Pearl Bay Oyster, Macs Oysters, Jervis Inlet
    Pearl Bay

    ORIGIN: Sykes Island, Jervis Inlet, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Flavour is cucumber, crisp brine, with sweet finish. Shell colour purple, gold, ivory.

    NOTES: Grown suspended in baskets from long lines in the deep cold waters off Sykes Island in Jervis Inlet. This is the pioneer brand of tray culture in Canada. Pearl Bays have ...

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  • Phantom Creek

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Mild flavour with some salinity.

    NOTES: A name brand given to deep water tray cultured oysters that are beach hardened. Three to six months prior to harvest the oysters are removed from trays and placed on the beach where exposure to air, waves, and predators, harden the ...

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  • Read Island Gem, Sawmill Bay Shellfish Farm
    Read Island

    ORIGIN: Read Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: A mild, fresh flavour with a sweet finish.

    NOTES: These small, well cupped oysters come from Sawmill Bay Shellfish Farm in pristine, glacier-fed waters off Read Island. These oysters are suspended from rafts in trays, so they can feed in the nutrient-rich deep waters. When harvested at extra ...

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  • Royal Courtesan Oyster from Cortes Island, BC
    Royal Courtesan

    ORIGIN: Cortes Island, BC

    SIZE: Small to Large

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Salty up front with a sweet cream, cucumber and seaweed earthy finish.

    NOTES:  Royal Courtesans are harvested from the waters around Cortes Island, specifically, from the west side of Marina Island, near Shark Spit. All sizes of “Royal Courtesans” are beach hardened oysters, with shell size ranging from ...

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  • Royal Miyagi Oyster, Sunshine Coast BC
    Royal Miyagi

    ORIGIN: Sunshine Coast, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Fresh notes of parsley, cucumber and hints of lavender.

    NOTES: Royal Miyagi Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations on the Sunshine Coast near Vancouver Island, BC.  They are raised by the suspension line to beach method which combines two oyster farming ...

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  • Satori Oyster, Hollie Wood Oysters, Denman Island, Beach oyster
    Satori

    ORIGIN: Denman Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Fresh taste, moderately briny flavour that ends with a hint of cucumber.

    NOTES: Satori means sudden glimpse and enlightenment. Satoris are beach hardened and harvested when they reach 2 inches in size.  We start growing these oysters in deep water and tumble them in a machine to ...

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  • Sawmill Bay Beach Oyster, Read Island
    Sawmill Bay Beach

    ORIGIN: Read Island, British Columbia

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: A stronger, fuller flavour with a distinct sweet and briny finish.

    NOTES: This is a beach raised/finished oyster which feeds with the ebb and flow of the tides, spending part of its life out of the water, giving it a unique taste. Sawmill Bay Beach Oysters ...

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  • Shakespeare Creek Oyster, Nelson Island, BC
    Shakespeare Creek

    ORIGIN: Nelson Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra small to medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: The finish is light and slightly citrus with hints of celery.

    NOTES: Shakespeare Creek oysters are raised  on the west side of Nelson Island at the entrance to Jervis Inlet. Nelson Island is rich in minerals and with inputs from the extreme depths of Jervis Inlet the ...

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  • Ship Point Oyster, Baynes Sound, Macs Oysters
    Ship Point

    ORIGIN: Baynes Sound, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Creamy and subtly sweet with a briny finish.

    NOTES: Ship Point Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from Baynes BC on Vancouver Island.  A specialty beach oyster, known for their small stomachs, these oysters have less green feed in their bellies. Ship Points are creamy and subtly ...

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  • Silent Harvest, Cortes Island
    Silent Harvest

    ORIGIN: Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Medium

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Fairly mild in flavour, meat is creamy in colour and very firm.

    NOTES: Silent Harvest oysters come in a range of sizes from xs and s tray oysters to large and Medium and shuck oysters from strings.  The flavour of these oysters is fairly ...

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  • Sinku, Baynes Sound, Macs Oysters
    Sinku

    ORIGIN: Sykes Inlet, Jervis Inlet, Sunshine Coast, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: A medium brininess with a sweet flavor and a clean melon flavor.

    NOTES:  Sinku Oysters means”clear running water” in the native Coast Salish language. These oysters are grown suspended from long lines in the deep cold waters in Jervis Inlet. Sinku oysters are ...

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  • Stellar Bay Oyster, Vancouver Island Canada
    Stellar Bay

    ORIGIN: Deep Bay, Vancouver Island BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Deeply cupped, plump and full meated oyster with a light sweet fruit finish.

    NOTES: Stellar Bay oysters are a larger version of the Kusshi oyster. This small, deeply cupped Pacific oyster is grown in a very unique process in the rich waters of ...

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  • Summer Ice Oyster,Macs Oysters, Jervis Inlet, BC
    Summer Ice Oysters

    ORIGIN: Sykes Island, Jervis Inlet, BC

    SIZE: Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: A high salinity with very firm somewhat transparent meats and a mild flavor.

    NOTES: Summer Ices are a brilliant solution to the R month problem. In mid spring  the trays are dropped to a depth that has the same water temperature as winter, about 60 feet deep. This ...

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  • Zen Hollie Wood Oyster, deep water off Vancouver Island BC
    Zen

    ORIGIN: Denman Island, BC

    SIZE: Extra Small to Small

    FLAVOUR PROFILE: Mildly sweet, delicate fresh melon finish.

    NOTES: Zen oysters are grown in deep water and tumbled for their shape. Typically the Zen has a pretty purplish colour to it and has less chance of barnacles on them as they are usually a younger oyster and ...

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