Crab Slough

WILD OYSTER

FLAVOR sweet with buttery finish
SALINITY medium to high
SHELL SIZE med/lrg
CUP SIZE med to deep
AVAILABLE October to December (closed early this year)
HARVEST LOCATION Sound-side of Oregon Inlet
HARVEST METHOD dredge

Crab Slough oysters have long been treasured in North Carolina. They grow wild in an area of the Pamlico Sound known as Crab Slough, near the mouth of Oregon Inlet. Here they are exposed to the turbulent Atlantic waters entering the sound. The movement from the water tumbles the oysters frequently, resulting in a round, deep oyster with a strong shell.

These oysters are easy to shuck and wonderful for eating raw or steaming.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“The Crab Slough oysters were absolutely delicious and so easy to shuck!”

“The oysters I picked up for thanksgiving were the best I have had in 20 years. These were the oysters from the ‘crab slough.'”

Crab Slough Oysters

Wild harvested in Pamlico Sound

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