About Chatham Oysters

Chatham Shellfish Company has been cultivating Chatham Oysters on its lease site since 1976. The well known east coast oyster with year round availability has captivated the oyster aficionado’s attention for decades in local, regional and national markets the last 40 years.

Available in a “regular” grade half shell market at 3 to 4 inches shell length, “petite” grade for the metropolitan half shell market at 2.5 to 2.75 inches and finally the “Golden Gorilla” grade for stews, roasts and frying at 5 plus inches these things are awesome plump oysters worth their weight in gold. These grades of the Chatham Oyster are selected for their deep cup, round shape with a plump and rich meat.

The History of Chatham Shellfish Co.

Begun in 1976, Chatham Shellfish Company has been a revitalizing force of aquaculture in the region. Revisiting techniques of old, when oyster grants lined the Oyster River and Oyster Pond, and incorporating genuinely self-made technology we’ve forged a successful modern day shellfish farming venture.

The Crew

Chatham Shellfish Company has had the pleasure of developing the best oyster farmers on Cape Cod over the years. We slug through the heaviest of tasks, and also perform delicate husbandry methods with quickness and efficiency in order to deliver some of the best quality oysters.

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We will be closed for retail today 9/15 for a private event. We will be open tomorrow from 3-5 for your weekend Shellfish needs!
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Fresh from the flats! Come on down to retail (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 3-5pm) to pick up some of our amazing steamers for only $7.99/lb. #capecod #chatham #staysalty ...

It is the perfect time for oysters, and what better place to pick them up then right on oyster river? We are open for retail on Thursdays and Fridays from 3-5pm along with Saturdays from 2-5pm. We hope to see you all here! #oysters #chatham #capecod #fullbrine ...

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Excellent guests with fantastic questions and an appetite!

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Installation of a bird deterrent system that has proven 100% effective over the years. Keeping birds from congregating on the floating apparatus on the farm is regulated by the state and is another measure of best management practices of the aquaculture industry. ...

Chatham Maritime

Chatham Massachusetts lies on the elbow of Cape Cod. The influence of the cold rich waters of the north Atlantic to the east and the waters of Nantucket Sound to the south and west results in a generously rich environment of fish and shellfish habitat. Chatham Shellfish Company has the fortune of cultivating oysters in its environs to produce Cape Cods most desirable oysters.

Chatham Vacation Home

Come visit us in Chatham, and enjoy fabulous salt water views of our oyster farm on Oyster Pond! This spacious home sits at the end of a quiet road and has spectacular views of Oyster Pond. A perfect private setting for a well deserved getaway. The home has 3 bedrooms, which includes a basement apartment for extra sleeping. It is 5000 square feet with lovely decks overlooking the water.

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