Snow Hills

Apr 21, 2008

snow-hill.jpgIf you ever dreamed about growing oysters in some romantic tidewater paradise, Snow Hills will fit your fantasy. Grown north of Chincoteague in the Maryland end of Chincoteague Bay, Snow Hills are an improvement on the famous Chincoteague Salts. Farther up the bay, they get a little less ocean water, giving them a perfect (to my taste) salinity of 28 ppt. They also deliver a yeasty sweetness reminiscent of New Brunswick’s Beausoleils. The whitish-brown shells are strong and paisley shaped. Snow Hill is a famous old Maryland oyster appellation, so it’s nice to see it cranking out the bivalves once again. For a satellite view of the farm, click here.


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