Don Merry has been growing oysters in Duxbury Bay since the late 1990′s, and helped to start the Island Creek Oyster Company. As part of that effort, Don traveled the country knocking on kitchen doors and offering chefs a taste of Duxbury’s briny bivalves. With the farm-to-table movement taking off, and the quality of the local product, the Duxbury oyster farmers found a warm reception with discerning chefs in some of the finest kitchens in America, including Per Se and Le Bernadin.
What makes Merry Oysters so special? Duxbury Bay’s unique tidal flow and cool waters combine with high salinity to create the perfect growing environment for the oysters. Recognized for their salty-sweet balance and clean finish, the Duxbury oyster has remarkable consistency of texture and taste throughout the four seasons.
All Merry Oysters are raised and harvested on Don’s lease in Duxbury Bay, using solar power and sustainable, low impact practices. Don is committed to running a green farm and is continually working to improve his environmental footprint.
Merry Oysters is an owner-operated, small production farm, so Don deals with a select number of chefs and focuses on getting those clients the product they need when they need it. We are about as far as you can get from a large conglomerate – we focus on one thing and one thing only, oysters. What does that mean for you? It means that the farmer growing your oysters is harvesting, packaging and getting them directly to you. Quality control and customer delight is paramount. Don oversees every aspect of the farm and his understanding of food safety is evident in everything that happens from his oyster bed to his delivery truck. Merry is certified in Serve-Safe and is HACCP certified for shellfish shipping in the United States.
Know when you see our distinctive purple bag with our orange pants logo, you can be confident that what goes on the plate will be consistently great.
Welcome to Merry Oysters, fresh from Duxbury Bay. Shuck, eat and be merry!