Sugar Shack Cocktail Oysters
Sugar Shacks are hand selected at around 2.5 inches (cocktail size). Their shells are dense, colors vibrant and taste - absolutely amazing! A little salt up front with a sweet sugary finish. The salty Barnegat waters mix well with nutrient rich fresh water that filters through sugar sand, a type of sand found in the densely forested coastal plain of the Pines. They are packed in Atlantic Cedar boxes, sourced from a 4th generation local sawmill, bringing their pine barrens flavor full circle.
Rose Cove Oysters
Oyster growers around the world tumble their oysters manually. Oysters grown in Rose Cove tumble naturally. Southerly sea breezes create constant wave action that create a strong and smooth shell. The muscle (adductor) that holds the oysters' shells together gets a routine workout, opening in between waves to feed. A beefed up adductor and a constant influx of ocean water makes them the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
Swan Point Oysters
Mantoloking, NJ. Our private grounds in the Northern Barnegat Bay are heavenly. Directly adjacent to a sleepy wildlife refuge, it's a peace and quiet that does not go unappreciated. Well, that's not entirely true. The chirping ospreys are deafening, but we cope. Protection from the all-too-frequent Nor'Easter comes from Swan Point, a sandy extension of the mainland covered in sea grass. In the 1930s and 1940s, baymen would come up to tong oysters around Swan Point. Those wild beds have since disappeared.
In the 1980s and 1990s, lots were used to purge clams relayed from the Navesink, Shewsbury and Shark Rivers. The relay program, although successful was suspended. Many of the lots were vacated until Forty North acquired them in 2011.
Fortunately, for the first time in 75 years, there's delicious oysters coming from Swan Point again.