Sloop Points, Mantoloking
Sloop Points are grown in mesh bags, suspended just inches below the water’s surface where food is abundant and the water is pure, away from the predators that live on the bottom. The practice of surface growing our oysters produces a clean, well-formed, deep-cupped oyster shaped by the tumbling of the rolling sea. They're grown in the Upper Barnegat Bay with a barrier island to the east and hundreds of acres of salt marsh to the west. Our prime location mixed with labor-intensive growing methods produce an oyster with incredible flavor while maintaining a high salinity.
Culture: Suspension Culture - Floating Cages
Cup: Very Deep
Old Barney Salts, BARNEGAT INLET
Not all of our oysters are destined to be Sloop Points. Each year through the spring and summer, a portion of our crop is transplanted 20 miles south to our grounds adjacent to the Barnegat Inlet where they take on a much bolder salt profile and an altogether different flavor. These oysters, named for the iconic "Old Barney" Lighthouse that towers above the farm, are known for their salty 'merroir' and occasional green gills, a product of a specific species of algae they feed on that enhances their flavor.
Culture: Bottom Cages