Product name: Eel Lake oysters
Scientific name: Crassostrea Virginica
Supplier(s): Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd.
Method: Cultivated using bottom-culture methods
Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Website: Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd.
Eel Lake Oyster Farm has been operated by Nolan D’Eon and his family since 1996. Nolan D’Eon has a strong fishing background and oyster farming has allowed him to fulfil his dreams of living and working on the water. Eel Lake Oyster Farm is nestled in the clean, cool waters of Eel Lake and is producing approximately three million Atlantic Oysters at any given time. These oysters come in four sizes: small, medium, large and jumbo.
Eel Lakes have a well-balanced flavour with a creamy texture and just the right amount of chew. Nolan’s determination and hard work reveals a high-quality product that has made them a major producer of Atlantic Oysters.
Health benefits + nutrition facts:
The impressive health benefits of oysters come from their vast stockpiles of minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds. In fact, certain minerals are in their highest content in oysters, particularly, zinc. The other components include very high levels of protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, copper, manganese, and selenium. They also contain high levels of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Finally, they are a huge source of beneficial cholesterol, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and water. These elements make them an extremely healthy food that can boost your body’s overall function and health.
Oyster larvae grow naturally in this tidal saltwater lake and using a method invented by a New Brunswick biologist, the D’Eon family develops that larvae into choice oysters highly valued and slurped from the farmers market in Argyle to an exclusive oyster house in Toronto.
Safety issues and handling:
Our oysters are all sourced from registered facilities, ensuring the highest level of food safety. Once harvested, oysters have a shelf-life of 4-6 weeks, if stored correctly. At home, you should store your oysters in the fridge covered with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Risk status: N/A
Where are Eel lake oysters cultivated?
Ways to prepare recipes/recommendations:
- Oysters with ginger Japanese dressing
- Savory and Decadent Broiled Oyster
- We always recommend trying all our oysters raw with a dash of lemon or plain! You’ll start to develop your palate and be able to distinguish how oysters from different waters can have vastly different flavour profiles!