Olympia Oysters

 Considered jewels of the West Coast, Olympia Oysters are the only oyster species local to the area.

Considered jewels of the West Coast, Olympia Oysters are the only oyster species local to the area.

When an entire species of oyster is named after a specific region, you can imagine they're something to talk about. In the southern tip of Puget Sound grows this species coveted by all: the Olympia Oyster (also known as Olys.)

Located specifically in the Totten Inlet of Puget Sound, Olys are the only oyster native to the West Coast. This stock escaped the pollution and overharvesting that wiped out the species elsewhere. Less than a third the size of a Pacific oyster, Olys are delicate in size but bold flavor, most commonly described as plumper, firmer and sweeter than all the rest.

Dating back to the Gold Rush days, the pioneer adage came to be, "When the tide is out, the table is set."

For more information on Oly conservation efforts or recipes, visit the resources below. To place a wholesale order or to bring some home for your friends and family, click here.