Know Your Producer: Chesapeake Gold Oysters
Chesapeake Gold Oysters are the result of modern innovation grounded by the historic traditions of Maryland watermen. It's the unique tastes of the Chesapeake Bay estuaries.
Hooper’s Island Oyster Aquaculture Company does sustainability their way. They’ve created innovative equipment and systems to meet the needs of their oyster growers and protect their waterways. Chesapeake Gold Oysters were the natural progression for Hooper's Island, using their equipment to cultivate high quality oysters in their Chesapeake Bay.
Shielded from the hot sun, the Chesapeake Gold oyster farmers are able to harvest, sort, and wash all oysters on-board.
The mid salinity of the Chesapeake Bay produces a crisp texture and clean sweet flavor, with tasting notes varying from Jerusalem artichokes to creamed corn, to even a not-quite ripe banana. Many oysters are cultivated in the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries, and the Chesapeake Gold oysters are a true testament to "merroir", or the influence of location on the flavor and texture of an oyster.