Tour of the Bays 4 Dozen Oyster Variety Pack

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Take a gastronomic tour of our New Jersey oyster growing regions, ranging from northern Barnegat Bay down to Great Bay! 

Barnegat Oyster Collective is comprised of many independent farms that supply oysters directly to your table. Try this 4 dozen oyster sampler pack, containing oysters from each of our 4 growing regions. 

What's included:

  • 48 oysters (1 dozen from each region = 4 dozen)
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • Shipped in a cooler box with ice packs
  • a 'Time-Temperature' device that ensures safe and cold transit

Want more oysters? Check out The Wave Case!

The specific type of oysters included in the sampler package from each region are based on availability and harvest conditions for our farmers. Here is a highlight of flavor profiles from each of our regions:

Northern Barnegat Bay - Mantoloking Region (Sloop Point & Dune Fox Oysters)

  • Tasting profile: Sweet with mild¬†salinity, due to upper bay and further ocean proximity

Southern Barnegat Bay - Barnegat Light Region (Sugar Shack, Laughing Gull, Bambalam Salt Oysters)

  • ÔĽŅTasting profile: Very briny due to close proximity to the ocean, crisp, mild sweetness¬†

Little Egg Harbor - Rose Cove Region (Tuckers Island, Beach Blossom, Violet Sky Oysters)

  • ÔĽŅTasting profile: Balanced brine and sweetness

Great Bay Region - (Jersey Devil & Love Oysters)

  • ÔĽŅTasting profile: Medium Salinity with subtle vegetal notes¬†

 

Oysters in the package will be color coded by zip tie and marked accordingly in the brochure.

Shipping for Oysters & Seafood: Our perishable shipping days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please select the date in the cart page you would like your items to be shipped. Estimated 1 day delivery from selected shipping date. We suggest choosing a shipping day 2 days or more prior if a specific delivery date is needed, to account for any shipping errors (oysters can be kept refrigerated for a week prior to consumption). We offer free 1-day UPS Ground Shipping to zip codes within Ground our zone (Tri-State Area), and $35 flat rate shipping to all other locations in the US. For bulk orders: $40 shipping fee added for every 50lbs.

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Pickup for Oysters & Seafood: Available Monday-Friday after 12 noon. Orders will be placed under the PICK-UP sign outside at our headquarters (address shown at checkout). All pickup orders receive a $10 gift card via email!

Shipping for Apparel/Accessories:
Shipping rates are dependent on customer location and will be added at checkout. Orders containing oysters and apparel/accessories may be shipped separately and may arrive separately.

FAQs

How long can my oysters last? 

  • Most people find it surprising, but oysters have a pretty good shelf life. They‚Äôre simple organisms. It doesn‚Äôt take much to send them into hibernation mode. Store them in a fridge, cup side down, with a wet paper towel over them. They‚Äôll be safe to eat for at least a week. You‚Äôll know they‚Äôre dead if they open up.¬†

Where did my oysters come from?

  • Your package should have arrived with some printed literature naming the oyster variety. Explore this map for a general area of where each oyster is grown. You‚Äôll notice the saltier oysters are grown closer to the ocean, while the sweeter ones are grown near rivers and creeks.¬†

How do I know if the oysters are safe to eat? 

  • Our packaging practices have been verified safe by a third party. We go an extra step to ensure safety. Please refer to the little tab (Time Temperature Indicator) that‚Äôs on the inside of your package‚Äôs cooler. While most UPS packages arrive on time, sometimes there‚Äôs mistakes. If the tab says there was a temperature breach then just shoot us an email and we will find a way to correct it. For risks associated with eating raw oysters, please visit the FDA‚Äôs website on Advice about Eating Fish.¬†

Can I buy oysters in person?

  • Yes. It‚Äôs always best to order ahead or call ahead to ensure we have what you‚Äôre looking for. Our # is 609-450-9005 and our address is 483 E Bay Avenue in Barnegat Township.

Is it true that oysters should only be eaten in months that have an ‚ÄúR‚ÄĚ?

  • This is old news. This saying was coined prior to the luxury of mechanical refrigeration.¬†