Northern Puget Sound
South Puget Sound, with its gentle beaches, is ready-made for oyster farming. North Puget Sound is not. The island coves to the north are deep and rocky, so it’s no surprise that most of Washington’s suspended-culture operations are concentrated in this area. With fewer land influences, the oysters from North Puget Sound tend to be brinier than those of the South Sound and lighter flavored—more cucumber than smoke.