Barrington Coast oysters are making a big splash in Sydney with home delivery during Covid-19.
Sydney rock oysters are the country’s finest, and the best of these come from a collective of oyster growers in the Barrington Coast called East 33.
And now, for a short time only during Covid-19, these Sydney rock oysters that were destined for Australia’s finest restaurants can now be delivered to homes in a select number of Sydney suburbs.
These estuary-fresh Sydney rock oysters showcase the flavour profiles of specific regions of coastal NSW. East 33’s 152 Series oysters are from locations around the 152-degrees longitude of the Barrington Coast including Wallis Lake and the Manning River.
The 152 Series is where the majority of the oysters from the East 33 Collection are produced, with the greater balance of those coming from the Wallis Lake operation. 152 Series oysters are truly the best oysters for the southern hemisphere summer, as they naturally reach their peak physical condition during the warmer months.
The Great Lakes Advocate recently reported about the consolidation of nine farmers from across Wallis Lake and Port Stephens under the banner of East 33. The undertaking, which includes 154ha of farms, an oyster nursery, licensed Sydney rock oyster export facility and Hamiltons Oyster Bar, will establish East 33 one of the country’s largest producers.
Sydney rock oysters are Australia’s only native rock oyster (the other native oyster being the Angasi flat oyster from South Australia that grows on sand and mud.). The Sydney rock oysters are indigenous to the east coast (not just Sydney!) from Queensland to Victoria. The Sydney rock oyster is grown commercially by 255 farmers at 22 locations along the east coast.