Our farm is on a 10-acre plot on a shallow water bank in Great Peconic Bay. There is an abundance of algae blooms in these shallow waters while cool upwelling currents deliver nutrients from the deep. The nearby Peconic River provides a unique input of minerals. It is believed that the iron supplied by the river and the algae that bloom in the shallow waters combine to produce the gold color apparent on our oysters' shells throughout the growing season. We've noticed that an edible red algae, Gracillaria (seaweed salad) also thrives here. It is this combination of environmental factors acting in perfect harmony that combine perfectly to make for a cool, crisp, sweet flavor, and creamy texture, with a slightly metallic and smoky finish.