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Standish Shore Oysters


Growing Duxbury's Premier Oyster

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Standish Shore Oysters


Growing Duxbury's Premier Oyster

 

About Standish Shore Oysters

Ben Lloyd had dreamed of owning an oyster farm since 1996 when he worked for Moonstone Oysters as a URI Marine Affairs student. He decided to first get into the wholesale side of the shellfish business. So in 2001, he founded Pangea Shellfish Company, a distinguished oyster and shellfish wholesaler. Selling oysters was exciting, but Ben still yearned to be an oyster grower. Nine years later, Ben finally fulfilled his long-time dream by purchasing a small oyster farm in Duxbury Bay.

Ben decided to name his farm Standish Shore Oyster Farm after the peninsula southwest of the farm site where the Standish Shore Monument stands looking over Duxbury Bay. Ben seeded the farm with 400,000 oysters for the first growing season. He would hit the tides each day, before or after working at Pangea.

After a tough couple of years, Ben and his team harvested the first crop of Standish Shore Oysters in 2012. They were thrilled with the oysters' quality and flavor, and Pangea's customers seemed very happy too. It was time to buy more gear, more seed, and increase production.

Ben and his farm manager, James Kearns, lead a crew year-round, and together they grow more than 2.5 million oysters each year. The farm produces four different grades of oysters. Click below to learn more.

 
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The Location


Grown in the beautiful waters of Duxbury Bay

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The Location


Grown in the beautiful waters of Duxbury Bay

 
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We love our bay. Over the past 4 years, we have developed a deep appreciation for our home in Duxbury Bay, MA. It's an appreciation that can only be felt by those of us who work there throughout the seasons. 

Duxbury Bay is the main ingredient that makes our oysters so special. Since Duxbury Bay is a smaller bay within Cape Cod Bay, we have massive 9 to 12 foot tides that flood the bay with nutrient-rich waters twice a day, feeding our oysters as the tide ebbs and flows. The water is just warm enough to provide plenty of food for the oysters, yet just cold enough to keep them plump all year long.

From spring through fall, the Standish Shore team is out on the water seven days a week. We are even on the water in the winter when the weather and ice allows. The care and effort that goes into growing our oysters truly makes them special. Click below to learn more about our process.

 

Learn about our growing process →

 
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Explore the Farm


Get your hands dirty. Get your feet wet.

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Explore the Farm


Get your hands dirty. Get your feet wet.

 

Join us as we venture out into Duxbury Bay. Get your gear and waders on, we're going boating.