Being at the forefront of deep water aquaculture in the Ocean State is a bit easier aboard the F/V Thomas D. Royal. Our first season (2015) tending oysters in Rhode Island Sound produced a remarkable bi-valve. We really had little idea how the oysters would fair suspended in 70 feet of salty sea. One mile off of Land’s End, Newport these oysters feast and mature in turbulent waters. Grown at low densities and tumbled frequently, this farm site is producing a boutique harvest of 2 ½ -3” deep-cupped, hard-shelled, briny bliss with a sweet finish! Taste the deep water difference!
Newport Cups are out there growing in RI Sound and are not currently available for slurping.