Oysters have been cultivated on the Essex coast since long before the advent of agriculture. On our beds in the brackish, marshy waters of the Blackwater Estuary oysters have been harvested since Roman times. As one of the UK’s largest producers of Oysters, our family-run business and its small team continue this tradition.
Like farmers and fishermen combined, we obsess over the timeless oystermans’ art of nurturing, hand-picking and hand-grading our oysters. However, this natural and sustainable approach is married with an unrivalled, state-of-the-art oyster depuration process. Using the latest techniques science can offer we produce some of the UK’s finest oysters.
Our Maldon Rock Pacific oysters have a combination of deep, oval-cupped shells and a smooth, meaty texture. Maldon’s Blackwater Estuary is renowned for its salty waters and shallow, marshy landscape.
This environment contributes to the taste of our oysters. Perhaps it’s reason for age-old tales of Essex’s oysters being some of the finest in the world – the famous ‘Essex Gold’.
Farmed oysters are one the most sustainable sources of protein on the planet. They are also packed full of vitamins and nutrients. A food with a positive impact on the environment and our health is unique. No chemicals are needed, and they do not need feeding. They filter water to find nutrients, and their shells act as a bio-diverse home for many sea creatures and plants. We ensure our processes protect this sustainability and we use solar panels to power our plant.
Perhaps you are looking to add Maldon Oysters to your menu? Or maybe you are a wholesaler looking to supply our oysters? A large stock and a well-connected location means we can provide fast and reliable delivery of the freshest oysters.
We also sell our oysters directly at many markets across the UK and in our shop here in Essex.