Eld Inlets - May 31
The Eld Inlet oyster is a classic oyster from the South Sound region known for its exceptional taste and texture. These medium-brine oysters are meaty and flavorful with a sweet, buttery finish that is sure to delight any seafood lover. They are typically available from early spring to mid-summer.
The oysters are cultivated using the "bag on beach" method, which results in consistently cupped bottom shells with a pleasing frill. This method involves placing the oysters in mesh bags and hanging them in the water along the shoreline, allowing them to grow and mature in their natural environment. As a result, the Eld Inlet oyster has become a sought-after delicacy that is prized for its quality and distinctive flavor.