G&F Travel: Wellfleet Oysters
Across the bay lies a goldmine of properly produced bivalves. So bright and briny are touted Wellfleet Oysters that they are often considered the best of the breed. A mighty high rank for an area of the country that produces so many oysters. So forgive us while we take a reprieve from Nantucket to exercise a lesson in slurping the arguable best. But what makes them so good? We could recite very well-respected shellfisherman Richard Blakeley about the cold waters of Wellfleetâ€™s estuaries. Or the really fast moving tides or high salinity that contribute to the distinctive flavor. He spouts off all sorts of marine biology type facts with ease. But thereâ€™s something about seeing the â€œmayor of South Wellfleetâ€ Richard who has been farming for shellfish for over twenty years talk about the fruits de mer with such passion and joy that makes the oysters taste that much better. Just watchâ€”youâ€™ll see what we mean.