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This item is priced per oysters, 1 QTY = 1 Single Oysters


How we grow our Oysters and how long does it take to grow?

Carolina Gold Oysters are grown in the wild, just like any other wild oyster! Oysters feed off the natural plankton and algae organisms that already grow in the water. Carolina Gold Oysters grow in a floating bag system. This system has floating mesh bags that hold the oysters just below the surface in the water column. To have a general idea, the water column is measured from the bottom surface of the body of water to the top surface of the body of water. This area of the water column is proven to be the highest quality of food provided by Mother Nature. Because Carolina Gold Oysters are growing in the water column, they never touch the mud, which is preventative of being gritty and muddy when harvested.

A Carolina Gold Oyster, a 10 to 12-millimeter seedling to a full 3-inch oyster, takes between 6-9 months (fastest growing) and 10-18 months (slowest growing). An oyster that grows in the mud takes about 3 years to grow full size.


When do we harvest our oysters?

If you are an oyster lover, I’m sure you have heard of the “R-Rule” (can I eat oysters in a month without an R). If you haven’t, the “R-Rule” is referring to the months in the year that include the letter ‘r’ (September, October, November, December, January and March). The question is, does this rule still apply in todays technology and research?

The “R-Rule” is out of style! Let’s move into the now and future in the world of oysters. Enjoy oysters every month of the year!


What we specialize in!

Carolina Gold Oyster Company specializes in growing single oysters, rather than oysters that grow in a cluster. All the oysters are uniform in size and have a deep cup. There are many, many ways to prepare Carolina Gold Oysters. You can serve them raw on the half shell, steam them, or even make oyster Rockefeller. Each way to prepare them is unique, but the true flavor is in the oyster itself.

Looking for fresh, local oysters but no luck year-round? Look no further! You can order oysters online today in the comfort of your own home! Enjoy Carolina Gold Oysters today with free overnight shipping to your doorstep, ready to eat or cook!


Where oysters are grown

Our oysters are raised in the waters of Wards Creek, which is a small creek off North River. North River has two major sources of fresh ocean water that feeds our oysters twice a day (at both high tides). This makes the oysters very meaty and gives them a fresh, salty and ocean taste.

1/2 Bushel Carolina Gold Oysters WASHED (PLACE ORDER)

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